A child is in critical condition after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool.

The discovery was made Monday morning in Lauderdale Lakes.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the 12-year-old boy was taken to Plantation General Hospital in critical condition.

Family members told Local 10 News that the boy, who was visiting from Jamaica, woke up early and decided to go for a swim. They expressed optimism that he would survive.

The incident remains under investigation.

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