Carroll boy, 2 1/2 , recovering from near-drowning

March 03, 1998

A Westminster man saved his 2 1/2 -year-old son from a weekend drowning in a backyard pool, authorities said.

Andrew E. Rowe, of the 1000 block of Sullivan Road, was found unconscious in about two feet of water at 3: 37 p.m. Sunday, state police said.

Aided by a 911 dispatcher's instructions given over the phone to his wife, Donald Rowe performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. When emergency personnel arrived, Andrew was conscious and crying, and they worked to raise his temperature from 87.1 degrees Fahrenheit, officials said.

After being stabilized, the boy was flown by state MedEvac helicopter to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Center in Baltimore, where he was in good condition yesterday, a hospital spokesman said.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 5: 18 p.m. Saturday to a fire alarm in the 200 block of St. Mark Way. Units were out 20 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 5: 02 a.m. Friday to an auto fire on Kate Wagner and Washington roads.

Pub Date: 3/03/98

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