DUNEDIN – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a private residence in Dunedin about 5 p.m. Oct. 31, following reports that an 18-month old girl had been found unresponsive in the family pool.
According to deputies, the child became responsive after mother and father administered CPR. She was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.
According to deputies, 18-month-old Kiana Chapman was outside on the patio/pool deck with her mother, Christina Chapman, 36. The two were looking at a turtle in a fish tank. Deputies say another child inside the home called for mom; and Chapman responded.
Chapman told deputies she left Kiana for just a couple of minutes. When she returned, she found Kiana face down in the pool and unresponsive. Chapman began CPR on the child and yelled for help, and a neighbor called 911.
Deputies say Dane Chapman, 38, arrived home as this was happening and took over CPR. Deputies say he is a nurse. Kiana became responsive. She was transported to All Children’s Hospital by air as a precaution.
Dunedin Fire Rescue also responded to the incident. The investigation continues.