Police Revive Toddler Who Fell Into Hotel Fountain

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A cautionary tale for parents: Police had to use CPR to revive a toddler who fell into a lobby fountain at the Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday.

According to the SF Gate, authorities say the boy's mother dialed 911 at 1:22 p.m. to report her son was missing. Within minutes of responding, officers found the 1 1/2-year-old boy in the hotel fountain near a Christmas tree decoration.

"The child was not breathing when they found him in the water, but officers revived him with CPR," says Officer Albie Esparza to the SF Gate.

Fire Department paramedics arrived at 1:26 p.m., and continued CPR as they took the boy to the hospital. His condition is not known, and his name was not released.

Lt. Mindy Talmadge, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department, tells the news outlet the incident appeared to be an accident, but the investigation is still underway.

"We are deeply concerned about the accident that occurred at the hotel this afternoon," says Hyatt spokesman Pete Hillan in a statement. "The safety and security of our guests, visitors and associates is a top priority at Hyatt Regency San Francisco."

The hotel, located along the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building, features a 3-inch deep reflecting pool and fountain that was built in 1973. Hillan says there has never been a similar incident in the fountain.

Photo, Sebastian Bergmann, flickr.

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