The family of a 5-year-old boy, who nearly drowned in the Barranca Mesa pool Wednesday, released a statement Friday afternoon.
The family of Joshua Sanchez thanked everyone for all their thoughts and prayers.
“A special thank you goes out to the rescue staff at Barranca Mesa pool, the Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments, the Santa Fe Police Department, the emergency room staff at Los Alamos Medical Center, the Life Flight crew and paramedics, and everyone at the UNM Pediatric ICU,” the statement read. “The family asks that everyone continue sending prayers and continue to respect the family's privacy. Please understand that our focus as a family of faith is Joshua's recovery.”
The Santa Fe Police Department, meanwhile, has set up a child-in-need fund at Los Alamos National Bank. The account number is 0163586701 and routing number is 107001012.
The pool, meanwhile, reopened Friday.
The boy was airlifted to UNM Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday morning.