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July 5, 2017

VSP Press Release // Toddler Drowning

VSP Press Release-Toddler Drowning Investigation






Case #  17A302697

Trooper:                   Detective Sergeant Aimee Nolan

Station:                    Middlesex Barracks

Contact #:               802-229-9191

Date/Time:              Wednesday 7/5/17 @ 1107 hours

Incident Location:  196 Pine Ridge Road, East Montpelier, Vermont

Summary of Incident:

On July 5, 2017 at 1107 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks responded to an emergency medical call involving a 2 1/2 year old male who was found unresponsive in the family pool. 

Upon Vermont State Police arrival, members of East Montpelier Fire and Rescue, along with a Paramedic from the Barre City Fire Department, were on scene and providing life saving measures to the child. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was continued en route to the University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center.  Once at CVMC, the team of doctors, nurses and rescue personnel were able to establish a heart beat.  Once stabilized, the child was transported by UVM Health Network's Critical Care Transport to UVM Medical Center in Burlington and is listed in critical condition at this time.

Initial investigation shows the child is in the custody of the Vermont Department for Children and Families and was in the care of a foster family at the time of the incident; therefore a co-investigation between the Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department for Children and Families is on-going at this time.


Det. Lieutenant Lance Burnham

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop BCI Commander

140 Fisher Pond Road

Saint Albans VT

802-524-5993 X 2709