Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 20, 2002
Contact Sergeant Brian Baitx 
Phone (909) 320-8093
Fax (909) 320-8043


Medical Assistance Call

Riverside, Ca-  On Friday, July 19th at 2146 hours the Riverside 911 Communications Bureau received a call for medical assistance at an apartment in the 7900 block of Arlington Avenue. The caller reported their 3-year-old son was not breathing and unresponsive. Riverside Fire Paramedics and Police responded to the apartment and found the boys father attempting rescue breathing. Riverside Fire Paramedics administered medical aid and the boy was taken in an ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital.

The child was breathing but apparently suffering from seizures and high temperature. The Emergency Room Staff treated the seizures and reported the child’s condition as Critical but Stable. There is no evidence that the child was either accidentally or intentionally injured. He was transported to Loma Linda Medical Center for additional treatment. The cause of the medical emergency is not known at this time.