BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – A 5-year-old Colorado Springs boy named Jayden Huller is in a coma after he was found unconscious in a hot tub on Saturday.
According to the police, officers responded to a call that came in at 4:15 p.m. The incident happened at the Grand Lodge in Breckenridge located on 1979 Ski Hill Road.
Jayden’s grandfather, Randy Marck, has been near his grandson since he was taken to the hospital. Jayden climbed into the hot tub by accident, said Marck. Jayden was airlifted from Breckenridge to the Children’s Hospital in Denver. It is still unclear why Jayden was in the hot tub. Marck said, “He’s curious… I’m guessing he wandered off. I don’t know if he fell in or if he climbed in, and I don’t know if anyone else knows either.”
It is unclear how long Jayden had remained in water. Jayden’s mother said, “One doctor said it had to have been longer than a minute because of how much water he had in his lungs, they had to revive him before they could even airlift him to the hospital. The biggest concern is that he hasn’t been sedated this whole time and he just hasn’t woken up”.
A part of the Grand Lodge is under construction and despite the construction, the hot tub was open for use, said police.
According to KKTV-TV, they talked to Jayden’s mother and she said that his brain is too much damaged; if he comes out of the coma he likely will never be able to walk again.
The small boy is still in serious condition in the hospital.
Marck has a message for other families with small children. He doesn’t want any other family to suffer this. “You can’t be careful enough with little kids. They’re quick. They’ll be gone before you know it. They can cover a lot of ground a lot faster than you realize”.
The incident is still under investigation and Breckenridge police has released little information and the police hasn’t said if there could be charges in the case.
According to Jayden’s father, his other son who is 3-year-old is still in the custody of foster parents. On Monday, there was an emergency hearing of the incident. After the hearing, Jeremy was turned over to his grandmother.
It was said that foster parents may have taken the children out of El Paso County without authorization.
On Tuesday, Jayden underwent brain scans and his father, Huller said, “We’re trying to remain positive and just be here for Jayden. We don’t want to go down the path of anger”.
Jayden’s grandmother, Andrea Konig insisted the incident was accidental and said she felt horrible for his foster parents. “They are just devastated, they really love the boys. I knew they were going up to Breckenridge, they wanted to take them to the mountains, the zoo, to have fun with them and bring back a bunch of photos to show us”, she added.
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