EAGLE MOUNTAIN A 2-year-old boy was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center today after he spent nearly a minute underwater in a pool.
The boy was with his mother in Eagle Mountain when he jumped into the water, said Eric McDowell with the Utah County Sheriff's Office. She had taken off his life vest to change his diaper.
The two-year-old was underwater for 45 seconds to a minute, McDowell said. When he was pulled out he began breathing but was coughing up large quantities of water.
Because of the water in the boy's lungs and the fact that his lips were turning blue, police called in a medical helicopter as a precaution. He is now doing well, McDowell said.
The call came in just before 5 p.m. Monday.