Thursday, August 4, 2011

DCSO Press Release: Near Drowning of Child

On August 3rd, 2011 at approximately 8:50 AM, Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to 4774 Brown Road, Ansonia, in reference to a near drowning of a 9 month old infant that was face down in the bathtub and not breathing.

Preliminary investigation revealed the 9 month old infant and his two year old brother were in the bathtub together. The children's mother, Ariana Graf, 32, of Ansonia stepped out of the bathroom. Graf heard the 9 month old child crying and went into the bathroom. She observed the 9 month old lying face down in the bathtub not breathing. Graf took the infant from the bathtub, pulled the drain and started CPR. Graf dialed 9-1-1 and revived the infant.

The 9 month old infant was airlifted by CareFlight to Children's Medical Center in Dayton.

This incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.

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