Date/Time of Release: December 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Location: 500 Blk. South First Ave
On December 20, 2012 at approximately 4:00 PM Arcadia Police Officers responded to a medical assist in the 500 block of South First Ave. The reporting party advised that his daughter was choking. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers encountered a child who was not breathing. Officers began CPR and were relieved by Arcadia Fire Paramedics. The child was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia where life-saving efforts continued. At approximately 4:40 PM, the child was pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim may have died as a result of choking on strawberries.
Arcadia Police Detectives along with the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office will be conducting follow up with this incident.
Any information refer to APD Case Number 12-5905
Robert T. Guthrie
Chief of Police
By: Dan Crowther