Medics Responding to Pool Accidents Amid Heat Wave

A toddler has died after he was found in a backyard pool in D.C., and medics in Montgomery County, Maryland, responded to accidents amid a heat wave.

A boy who would have turned 2 years old at the end of the month died after he was found in a small pool at a home day care in Northeast D.C. Tuesday morning.

A woman died early Wednesday morning after she was found at the bottom of a pool in the 9700 block of Corral Drive in Potomac. Montgomery County medics rushed 22-year-old Jesusa Sarmiento Onton to a hospital after CPR was performed.

Onton, of Gaithersburg, was visiting a woman who was cleaning the home when she went swimming alone, police said. The cleaning woman found the woman unresponsive in the pool and called 911.

Also Tuesday evening, a child was pulled out of a pool in the 11500 block of February Circle in Silver Spring. Montgomery County medics responded and found that an automated external defibrillator had been used to resuscitate the child. The child, whose age was not released immediately, was taken to a hospital.

On the Montgomery County/Howard County, Maryland, line, the search for a person who went missing while swimming ended when a body was recovered. The 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The swimmers likely were seeking relief from the heat; temperatures climbed into the 90s on Tuesday. 

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