Life-threatening injuries reported
DUNDALK — County officials alerted local media that a person was rescued from a pool Saturday in Sparrows Point.
At 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene on the 9000 block of Cuckold Point Road for an “open water rescue.”
A medevac was initially called and crews were preparing for a landing site for the helicopter around 5:45 p.m. After the person was pulled out of the pool — before 6 p.m., the call for an airlift was canceled.
Baltimore County Fire Department reported that an individual was transported by ambulance for treatment at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Life-threatening injuries were reported.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that between 2005 and 2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.
An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents.
“About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger,” the CDC reports. “For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care. These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state).”Twitter @EagleBRP