CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews rushed a toddler to the hospital after being pulled from the water unresponsive in Coral Springs.

7News cameras captured police tape surrounding a home on Northwest 95th Avenue, near 25th Court, around 6 p.m., Sunday night.

Coral Springs Police said they responded to a report of a pediatric drowning at the residence.

“Child in a pool. Multiple callers. Someone advising CPR in progress,” said a 911 dispatcher.

“The child is out of the water. CPR is in progress,” said the dispatcher.

Investigators said officers arrived to find bystanders performing CPR on the 1-and-a-half-year-old victim.

The bystander, Matthew, resides in the neighborhood and heard the screams when he was walking his dog.

“I was outside walking my dog in the backyard when all of a sudden, I heard a little girl screaming and then I look over the fence, I look through the little cracks of the fence and I see that the dad was pulling out the baby from the pool,” said Matthew.

Another bystander said he also heard a lot of screaming.

“There was major screaming, major hysteria. First, I thought it was on the computer,” said Rabbi Mordechai Lichy, a neighbor.

Both neighbors ran next door to try to help.

“We saw that there was a figure of a little child and they were trying to wake them up, and wake them up and so I called 911,” said Lichy.

Matthew praised his quick actions as he tried to help the child.

“The 911 operator was on the phone with me trying to tell me how to do the CPR, so I performed CPR on him and as I was doing that there’s was a lot of water coming out of his lungs and then Coral Springs Police showed up,” said Matthew.

It is unclear how long the child was under the water for.

Neighbors said the child did not have a pulse and was unresponsive when they pulled the child out of he water.

“The baby actually spit up a large amount of water,” said Lichy. “I had told them to turn him on the side. You can’t keep him on his back.”

Matthew says he was just glad he could help and was on time.

“There was a lot of adrenaline. I just didn’t know how to react to it. It was, first time ever seeing an unconcious person,” said Matthew.

Officers took over CPR before Coral Springs Fire Rescue units arrived.

“My heart goes out to these people. I’ve lived next to them for over 30 years. They’re really nice, decent people and this was just very, one of the most difficult things that I had ever witnessed.” said Lichy.

Lichy said he hopes the child makes it out of this OK.

“We prayed for this child when we saw what was going on and we continue to pray for him,” he said.

Paramedics rushed the child to Broward Health Coral Springs in critical condition.

Neighbors said, as of Monday afternoon, the child has a heartbeat.

“It’s a good feeling now that I heard the baby had a good heartbeat and everything like that, so I’m just waiting to get the end results of how he is now. I’m just glad I could’ve helped.” said Matthew.

How the boy ended up in the pool remains under investigation.

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