LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBSMiami) — A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after nearly drowning in his home’s pool.READ MORE: 120 Opa-locka Residents Return Home After Gas Explosion At Apartment Complex
Broward County Fire Rescue crews airlifted the toddler from the home at 3910 N.W. 33rd Terrace to Broward General Sunday afternoon.
A neighbor told CBS4 the boy and his family moved into the house a few months ago. The family was getting ready for evening church services when they realized the boy was missing. They found him unresponsive in the pool in the back yard.READ MORE: Police Investigate Double Shooting In NW Miami-Dade
Neighbors came out as soon as they heard the mother’s screams for help.
One neighbor said, “they were screaming, crying, praying, fainting. It was bad.”
She added that the father told her he felt, “encouraged the boy would be ok.”MORE NEWS: CDC Issues New Covid-19 Guidance For The Holiday Season
Officials said the boy did have a pulse when he was checked into the hospital.