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Local boy found unresponsive in pool

Yuma community raises over $15,000 in six hours

2-year-old in critical condition after nearly drowning

YUMA, Ariz. - UPDATE 7:51 PM

The young boy in this incident has been confirmed by the family as two-year-old, Atticus Krizay. According to the young boy's GoFundMe page, "no part of his brain survived." The family later posted on their Caring Bridge page the following statement:

"We had a win for us today. We found out while Atticus is not eligible for organ donation, he is eligible for tissue donation. His eyes will provide the gift of sight and the valves of his heart will save lives of other youngsters. This was a huge win for us today. We will soon be transferring our sweet boy to “Ryan’s house” where we can take him outdoors (HUGE! Because he hates being inside). He’s done being poked and prodded and ready to relax in peace. We are humbled by the outpouring of love.
Travis & Ashley"

"Ryan's House" is a facility that specializes in end-of-life-journeys.

If you would like to donate, the link is below:

Gofundme: Atticus Krizay

As of Thursday, the family has raised over $20,000 in just 10 hours.

ORIGINAL STORY

A boy from Yuma is in a Phoenix hospital after he was found unresponsive in a swimming pool over the weekend.

The Yuma Police Department said the incident happened Sunday a little before 2 p.m. at a home in the 2100 Block of E. 27th Street.

When officers arrived they found the two-year-old boy unresponsive. The child was flown to a Phoenix hospital.

The condition of the child is not known, but YPD said he's still in the hospital as of Thursday morning.

No criminal negligence is suspected in this incident.

 

 


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