MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital Friday night after being pulled from a swimming pool.
The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to a home in Woodland Township just before 3 p.m., where they found the boy unconscious in the bottom of the above-ground pool.READ MORE: For His 22nd Birthday, Former Gopher Rashod Bateman Bought A Car... For His Mom
The boy was airlifted to Children’s Minnesota hospital. There is no report on his condition as of late Friday night.
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It is the second near-drowning incident involving children in pools in the last ten days. A 5-year-old boy in Eagan is still hospitalized after nearly drowning in an apartment complex pool last week.
The incidents are a reminder to parents and guardians about water safety. The organization Abbey’s Hope, which started after 6-year-old Abbey Taylor died from a pool-related injury over a decade ago — says parents should keep three things in mind.MORE NEWS: 4 Ex-MPD Officers To Be Tried Together In Federal Case For George Floyd's Death, Judge Rules
First, have a designated pool watcher. Second, make sure children who cannot safely swim the length of the pool wear a life jacket at all times. And third, if there appears to be a drowning, remember “throw don’t go.” That means use a flotation or pool device rather than jumping in to avoid a possible double drowning.