Near drowning in Crosby highlights pool dangers

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Texas Children's Hospital

CROSBY, TX (KTRK) -- A 2-year-old boy was taken to Texas Children's Hospital by LifeFlight Saturday after nearly drowning in a Crosby pool.

It happened around 8:15pm. According to deputies, the child's parents went to smoke a cigarette. When they came back, the boy was in the pool in the backyard.

Paramedics arrived to find the boy didn't have a pulse, but one was discovered when he was rushed to a Baytown hospital. From there, the boy was transported to Texas Children's Hospital. His condition is unknown.

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Unfortunately, things can happen very quickly.

The American Red Cross has some advice for parents to protect their kids. They say to make sure your children wear life vests. They also recommend your kids swim with a buddy.

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Plus, if you have a pool and young children, the Red Cross says you may want to consider putting up a barrier around the pool.

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