Lauderhill toddler found floating in pool extremely critical

 

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A 1-year-old Lauderhill boy found floating in a pool Monday evening is in extremely critical condition, according to Lauderhill police.

The boy was found in a pool at 5491 NW 14th Pl. and transported to Plantation General Hospital’s and placed in a pediatric intensive care unit.

Police say the child was playing with his two, 8-year-old half-siblings in the house and then opened a sliding door that led to the patio where he fell into the pool. The door had no alarms so the boy’s sleeping grandfather, his aunt and grandmother didn’t know the child opened the door.

“The pool didn’t have any protection around it, nothing to keep a child from running into the pool,” Lt. Gregory Solowsky, of the Lauderhill police, said.

The boy’s sister was the first to see the child in the pool and ran back in the house screaming. The boy’s aunt saw him next and alerted the grandfather who awoke and began to perform CPR, the boy’s grandmother then called 911, Solowsky said.

The police aren’t anticipating any charges. They are calling the incident a “terrible accident.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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