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12-254 Deputies Respond To Near-Drowning Of Child In Dunedin

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Dunedin Fire Rescue

Kiana Chapman (Found unresponsive in family pool)
DOB: 04/14/2011
Address: 1716 Sutton Place, Dunedin

Christina Chapman (Kiana’s Mother)
DOB: 05/28/1976
Address: 1716 Sutton Place, Dunedin

Dane Chapman (Kiana’s Father)
DOB: 10/26/1974
Address: 1716 Sutton Place, Dunedin

What:
Deputies responded to a private residence in Dunedin following reports that an 18-month old girl had been found unresponsive in the family pool. According to deputies, the child became responsive after mother and father administered CPR. She was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

When:
Deputies responded to the call at about 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Where:
Deputies responded to a private residence located at 1716 Sutton Place in Dunedin.

Why/How:
According to deputies, 18-month-old Kiana Chapman was outside on the patio/pool deck with her mother 36-year-old Christina Chapman. The two were looking at a turtle in a fish tank. Deputies say another child inside the home called for mom; and Chapman responded. Chapman told deputies she left Kiana for just a couple of minutes. When she returned, she found Kiana face down in the pool and unresponsive. Chapman began CPR on the child and yelled for help, and a neighbor called 911.

Deputies say 38 year-old Dane Chapman arrived home as this was happening and took over CPR. Deputies say he is a nurse. Kiana became responsive. She was transported to All Children’s Hospital by air as a precaution.

The investigation continues.

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