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4-year-old boy hospitalized, in serious condition after nearly drowning in family’s pool on 4th of July, police say

The boy isn’t fully awake and his condition is unknown, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A 4-year-old boy is hospitalized and in serious condition after he nearly drowned in his family’s pool on the Fourth of July, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened on the North Side, Saturday afternoon in the 14000 block of Chadbourne Street.

Authorities said the boy was swimming with his 7-year-old sister in the backyard pool. According to the children’s father, the family went back inside of their home and the boy snuck back outside to continue swimming after changing into his swimming suit.

Adults inside of the home were still in sight of the pool and reacted quickly when they realized he had gone to the bottom.

The boy’s family was able to pull him out of the water before they called 9-1-1. EMS arrived and performed CPR on the child.

He was taken to North Central Baptist Hospital and that’s when medical personnel were able to bring back his pulse. However, police said the boy isn’t fully awake and his condition is unknown.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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