San Diego

Boy Rescued After Nearly Drowning at Pool in Mission Bay

An eight-year-old boy was rescued after nearly drowning in a pool in Mission Bay Tuesday afternoon, confirmed San Diego police.

Officers responded to a report of a drowning child at the 2200 block of Pacific Beach Drive at about 12:40 p.m.

The boy was pulled out of the pool by a nearby adult, after he was seen struggling under the water for several minutes, said police.

An adult jumped in to save the child upon noticing him lying at the bottom of the pool. The child was unconscious so the adult performed CPR and managed to revive him.

Paramedics were called to the scene to evaluate the boy, said police. Lifeguards say the child was sitting up and talking.

He is currently conscious and breathing, said police. Emergency medical crews are transporting him to Rady Children's Hospital.

A warning sign at the pool reminds the public that children under age 12 should not swim without adult supervision.

Lifeguards say this is a testament to the importance of watching your kids at the pool because drowning can happen in seconds.

No other information was immediately available.

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