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Largo father in serious condition after near-drowning; child released from hospital

LARGO — A 28-year-old father who was pulled from the bottom of his apartment complex pool by a bystander on Tuesday evening remained in serious condition Wednesday afternoon at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

Jose Montes' 2-year-old daughter, Angela, who was found at the bottom of the pool with her father, was treated and released from All Children's Hospital, according to officials with the Largo Police Department.

Montes and his daughter were found at the bottom of the pool at the Brittany Bay Apartments complex at 1201 Seminole Blvd. about 5:30 p.m.

A bystander rescued the pair, police said, and other bystanders performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Alcohol was a factor in the incident, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

Largo father in serious condition after near-drowning; child released from hospital 05/12/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 5:34pm]
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