2-year-old boy in critical condition after being pulled from pool in St. Johns County

A neighbor told First Coast News that he heard screams during the incident.

A two-year-old boy is in critical condition Tuesday after being pulled from a pool in St. Johns County, the St. Johns County Fire Rescue said.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. in Crescent Beach at a home in the 5400 block of 4th Street. Crews were called out to the house because of a possible drowning.

When crews arrived, they said the child was found unresponsive in the pool. The child was taken to Flagler Hospital in critical condition, Fire Rescue said. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said he was then taken by an air ambulance to Wolfson's Children's Hospital.

According to a report by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Liam Lambert of Dayton, Ohio, and his extended family were vacationing at the home for a week. Deputies said there were four adults and six children, under the age of 11, staying at the location. 

The adults were gathering the children from the pool area when the victim entered the water, deputies report. 

The child is listed in critical, but stable condition. Detectives said the incident appears to be accidental at this time. 


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