9-year-old in critical but stable condition after nearly drowning in Warren

A child is in critical but stable condition after nearly drowning in a Warren apartment complex pool on Monday.

The 9-year-old boy was swimming at Kings Pointe Apartments on 12 Mile Road when he became unresponsive, according to a Warren police release. He was rescued by adults on scene.

The boy remained underwater for several minutes before he was rescued. 

Around 6 p.m., "officers quickly responded to the pool area and observed family members actively performing CPR on a 9-year-old male child," according to police. "Officers immediately assessed the child and confirmed that he was breathing on his own."

The Warren Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly after police and provided medical attention to the boy before transporting him to a local hospital.

"It looks like the fast work of the people that got him out of the pool, our officers, and then our fire department did an amazing job getting the child down to the hospital," said Warren Police Commissioner Charles Rushton, who also responded to the scene himself. 

No one seemed to be paying attention when the child went into the pool, according to the commissioner. These types of scares happen too often, especially on days with scorching temperatures.

"Like in this situation and many that unfortunately have happened throughout the metro area, it only takes a few seconds," Rushton said. "Especially with children around water – they become panicked very quickly and tragedy can strike within a minute or two."

Members of the Warren Police Detective Bureau also responded to follow up on the incident and interview the child’s parents and family members, police said. An investigation remains ongoing.


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