Decatur Police: Child Okay After Near-Drowning


DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police say a 3-year-old boy should be okay after a very close call Thursday afternoon.

Decatur EMS and Fire and Rescue were called to a home on 6th Avenue SW.  There was a report of a possible drowning.

Police say the boy had been left alone by an above-ground pool for about a minute and fell in.  The child and his parent were visiting the homeowner.

Officers Derek Annerton and Jerry Holmes arrived and found the child being held sitting up, appearing to be lifeless and not breathing.

The officers checked the child for a pulse and found one.  Officer Annerton laid the child down on his side, and he started spitting up water and began crying.

Paramedics administered medical treatment and flew him to Huntsville Hospital to make sure he will be okay.  Police say the boy is expected to make a full recovery.

Filed in: Decatur

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