Broward County

Boy nearly drowns at community pool birthday party

A 6-year-old boy nearly drowned Saturday afternoon at a Coconut Creek community swimming pool while attending a birthday party, police said.

The boy was not identified but described as in stable but critical condition Saturday evening at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Coconut Creek Police Sgt. Henry Cabrera said in a statement that the child was found at the bottom of the pool at the Country Lakes Mobile Home Park, 6800 NW 39th Ave., at about 4 p.m. Someone at the pool administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Margate Fire Rescue workers had him airlifted to Broward General, Cabrera said.

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