Father talks about 3-year-olds near drowning

Posted at 8:12 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 23:15:26-04

It was a terrifying accident nearly two weeks ago, three-year-old Aaron Rolfson almost drowned in a neighbor’s pond.

His father, Bryan Rolfson said it was a frantic search to find his son after he lost track of him for a few seconds at home, “It was really weird, it was like he disappeared, he was here one second and then he was gone.”

Rolfson said they were looking everywhere, when he ran outside into the backyard he found his son in the pond just beyond their yard.

“I found his floating face first in the water, I picked him up and gave him CPR and lucky got to him in time,” he said.

Aaron was rushed to the emergency room, where he made a full recovery, but Rolfson said the emotions are still raw.

“You try to do everything to keep your kids safe and in a blink of an eye that almost changed.”
A hold in the fence was all Aaron needed to sneak away.

Now he was a ball full on energy and is glued to his father’s hip. Rolfson said he would never wish what his family went through on someone else.

“Take a CPR class, even if it is a quick video online, even if you don't have children, you never know when you are going to need it, I didn’t know I was going to need it.”

He also said you must know your surroundings at all times, “What happened to us could happen to anybody, you think you feel safe in your own house.”

On a legal note, Rolfson did say he and his wife were cited but he said right now they are working to keep healing and help Aaron recover completely.