Pretoria toddler critical after near-drowning

2015-01-17 14:27

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Johannesburg - A five-year-old-boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a swimming pool in Lynnwood on Saturday morning, paramedics in Pretoria said.

"The boy was found in a pool by family members who initiated CPR on him," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann.

He was resuscitated and treated on scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

It was unclear if the boy was swimming or if he accidentally fell into the pool.

No further details were provided.

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