Boy, 7, nearly drowns in apartment pool

Published: Saturday, May 31 2014 10:46 p.m. MDT

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MILLCREEK — A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after nearly drowning in an apartment pool.

Around 4 p.m., the boy was visiting the Riverbend Apartments, 845 W. Meadow Brook Expressway (3900 South), with his parents and trying to see how long he could hold his breath in the pool, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said. An adult noticed the boy had been under water for too long and went to help.

Several adults came to his aid, performed CPR and the boy was transported to Primary Children's Hospital. Though he was transported in critical condition, Hoyal said he was later upgraded to serious, but stable condition.

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