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Boy flown to hospital after near drowning

By Staff | Dec 29, 2011

A young child was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after an apparent near drowning in a Cape Coral pool, according to officials.

Cape emergency personnel responded to a call at about 11:58 a.m. about a child in pool in the 300 block of Northwest 33rd Avenue. The caller indicated that it was a 1-year-old boy, according to city spokeswoman Connie Barron.

A MEDSTAR helicopter responded to the scene.

“The child appeared to be breathing when he was transported to HealthPark (Hospital),” Barron said.

The boy’s condition was not available Thursday afternoon.