Boy hospitalized after near-drowning at birthday party in Coconut Creek

Boy found at bottom of community pool listed in critical but stable condition


COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized after he nearly drowned at a birthday party, Coconut Creek police said.

The incident happened after 4 p.m. Saturday at the County Lakes Mobile Home Park in the 6800 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.

The boy was found at the bottom of the community pool. Police said a witness pulled the boy out of the water and began to give him CPR.

Due to the boy's critical condition, the Margate Fire Department airlifted the child to Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, police said. The boy's condition was updated to critical but stable condition.

The boy and his family were attending a friend's birthday party at the pool, according to Coconut Creek police.

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