Child Airlifted After Fall From Diving Board Onto Concrete at Claremont Pool

A child was injured when he or she fell from a high-dive board onto concrete at a pool in Claremont Tuesday, authorities said.

A minor was airlifted from a pool on the Claremont Colleges campus after being injured in a fall from a high dive on July 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A minor was airlifted from a pool on the Claremont Colleges campus after being injured in a fall from a high dive on July 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

First responders were called to the scene just before noon on a report of an fall and injury, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Scott Miller said.

The victim was on a high-diving board over a pool but landed on the concrete, missing the water, Miller said.

A minor was airlifted from a pool on the Claremont Colleges campus after being injured in a fall from a high dive on July 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The child was transported via ambulance before being airlifted. (Credit: KTLA)

The victim was being airlifted to a hospital with a parent, he said. The child was conscious and breathing, Miller said.

The incident occurred at 575 Amherst Avnue (map), an address that corresponds to the Claremont Colleges campus.

The  Haldeman Aquatics Center pool, an Olympic-size facility with multiple diving boards, is nearby, aerial video showed.

The injury appeared to have occurred at a pool that serves the Claremont Colleges. (Credit: KTLA)

The injury appeared to have occurred at a pool that serves the Claremont Colleges. (Credit: KTLA)

A small child was carried from an ambulance to a waiting helicopter on an athletic green near the pool, aerial video showed.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.