Boy, 7, pulled from bottom of Philly pool

July 18, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 7-year-old boy was pulled from the bottom of a city-owned pool in Philadelphia and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The boy was swimming at the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center when he went under Thursday afternoon. He was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

City officials say the victim had been attending a private camp for children between the ages of 5 and 8.

Police say the pool had adequate staff on duty, including four lifeguards on deck and four counselors in the pool. There were as many as 30 children in the pool at the time of the boy’s near-drowning.

Police are investigating.



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