A heartbreaking incident occurred in Porter Ranch, where a four-year-old boy tragically passed away, and his twin brother battled for his life in critical condition. The twins were discovered unresponsive in their backyard swimming pool on Friday.
Emergency services were alerted to the situation at the Des Moines Avenue residence around 10:30 a.m., with dispatchers providing crucial CPR instructions. Soon after, Los Angeles Fire Department personnel, including firefighters and paramedics, arrived on the scene to continue life-saving measures.
Both twins and their parents were urgently transported to a regional pediatric trauma center. LA Fire Captain Eric Scott expressed the department’s efforts during a Friday afternoon press conference. Sadly, one of the boys was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The deceased child’s name has not yet been disclosed, and his twin brother’s fight for survival persisted into Friday evening. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, who also responded to the incident, indicated that criminal charges were improbable, as it appeared to be a tragic accident. LAPD Captain Kelly Muniz confirmed that the investigation remained ongoing.
Captain Scott emphasized the importance of pool safety measures for parents, suggesting the installation of barriers around pools, learning CPR, always supervising children near pools, and checking the pool first if a child goes missing.
The LA mayor’s crisis response team was dispatched to support the grieving family and their neighbors.