Drowning at City Aquatics Center

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023

This afternoon, at 2:26 p.m., emergency services were sent to the Aransas Pass Aquatics Center for a child drowning. Witnesses said lifeguards pulled the child from the water, and life-saving measures commenced.

As is customary with any life-threatening medical situation such as this, police, fire (APFD), and EMS all get sent. Police officers are trained in CPR, first aid and carry Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Our APFD service is a licensed medical first responder organization. At this event, police and fire were first on location, followed by EMS.

Emergency first responders assumed life-saving measures. EMS continued these efforts while en route to the nearest emergency room facility. Sadly, the girl died.

She is under ten years of age and not a resident of Aransas Pass. She was at the pool with her family. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

“From us here and part of the Aransas Pass City and public safety family, the girl and her family, along with the lifeguards and those first responders involved, remain in our thoughts and prayers.” – Chief Blanchard

As with all rapidly evolving events/cases, the information shared here is subject to change or correction. When new information becomes available and can be released, or a correction/update is needed, those updates will append to this original release. Any additional inquiries should be referred to Chief Eric Blanchard who can be contacted at 361-758-5224.