Boy hospitalized after nearly drowning in Brickell

MIAMI (WSVN) - A 7-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after, officials said, he was pulled unresponsive from a pool in Brickell, Sunday night.

According to Miami Fire Rescue, crews responded to the scene at 825 Brickell Bay Drive, one of the Four Ambassadors condominiums, just after 8:45 p.m.

According to investigators, the boy and his family were visiting friends. “[His mother] took her eyes off him for a moment, and then they found him at the bottom of the pool,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.

Officials said the 911 call came in at around 8:30 p.m. “You can imagine the frantic call to 911, trying to get instructions on how to save their child,” said Carroll. “CPR was being given to this child with instructions from the dispatcher as well as paramedics.”

Officials said, when crews arrived, the child was not breathing. However, they were able to regain a pulse on the way to the hospital.

The boy was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. “At the time, we do have him stabilized as a result of the tremendous work from the doctors here at Jackson Memorial Pediatrics,” said Carroll.

Carroll said the incident serves as a painful reminder for all parents. “When you’re around the pool, you want to make sure you keep your eye on your child, especially if the child does not know how to swim,” he said, “but even if they know how to swim, you always maintain adult supervision at all times because a situation like this can be prevented.”

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