Officials racing to save Hemet baby found not breathing

HEMET — Authorities are at the scene of a Hemet medical aid call involving a baby who was found not breathing at a home in the area of Truman Ct. and Taft Ave., southeast of N. Palm and W. Fruitvale avenues.

An area resident later reported from the scene that the young victim may have drowned. The home where the emergency happened does have a backyard pool.


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City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments, along with other emergency personnel, raced to the home around 5 p.m., after receiving reports of a baby in medical distress and not breathing.

When officers arrived at a home at the end of the small cul-de-sac they immediately took over life-saving efforts and continued providing CPR until firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital several minutes later with CPR still in progress.

The victim’s current condition is not known and officials have not yet released any information regarding the incident or their investigation, which is active and ongoing at the scene.

Hemet PD officers were first to arrive at the scene and immediately took over life saving efforts, which were continuing several minutes later when the child was rushed to an area hospital with CPR still in progress. Miguel Shannon/OC Hawk News photo

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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