SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS / AP / BCN) — An 18-month-old boy who was reported missing Wednesday in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco was hospitalized after being found in an indoor fountain at the hotel, police said.

Officers responded at 1:26 p.m. after getting a call about the missing child and found the boy in a decorative fountain pool on an upper floor at the hotel, SFPD Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

The toddler was not breathing and had to be revived by officers using CPR.

Paramedics took the child to St. Francis Memorial Hospital, but authorities did not have any information on the child’s condition.

Pete Hillan, a spokesman for the Hyatt Regency, said the hotel was “obviously very concerned for the family and child involved, and are working with police” in their investigation into the incident.

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is located at 5 Embarcadero Center.

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Comments (8)
  1. fern says:

    I find this so odd since this particular hotel has intense surveillance. The Chinese custodians are always watching you. The security team stands outside the bathrooms near that fountain looking for homeless people.

  2. purplepotato says:

    This is very sad. It is very difficult to watch children this age. They can be protected by wearing harnesses. I wish harnesses were more generally accepted, but unfortunately the general public sees this as cruelty toward children and always makes nasty comments.

  3. cici says:

    Prayers for the little guy and his family.

  4. Veronica says:

    Ok, where the hell are the parents??? Yes, I agree the security is so tight in that place that I can’t imagine no one saw him? Glad to hear that he is ok, but I feel the parents should go to jail!

  5. lorenzo says:

    I agree with Veronica, parents should be watching their children like a hawk! never letting them out of their sight for a minute. Too much can happen in a matter of seconds, especially to children of that age.

  6. sr says:

    i understand that it’s hard to keep an eye on kids but an 18 month old should be in a stroller in this situation. it’s christmas time and downtown SF is packed this time of year. i don’t think this boy should’ve been running around especially because there are fountains in that hotel. it was irresponsible of the people taking care of him.
    @purplepotato- i have no problem with child harnesses. i don’t think they are cruel at all. the only thing i’ve noticed about parents that use them are that they seem to be less attentive with their kids when the kid has one on. that can be annoying.

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