A 2-year-old child is improving after he was found unresponsive in a pool in Wadsworth. Family members and sheriff’s deputies performed CPR on him, saving his life.
The Newport Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:45 p.m. Saturday to the 42300 block of North Delany Road in Wadsworth for a drowning.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a 2-year-old child had been pulled out of a pool after nearly drowning.
Family members were performing CPR on the child when deputies arrived and deputies took over lifesaving measures.
After several minutes of CPR, the child regained a pulse, Covelli said.
Paramedics arrived and transported the child to Froedtert Hospital in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
A preliminary investigation shows the child exited a door to the pool area from inside the home while the family was in another area of the residence, Covelli said.
The child was away from the rest of the family for approximately five minutes.
When a family member went looking for the child, they found him floating in the pool, Covelli said.
The family member immediately pulled the child out of the pool and began CPR.
The boy’s condition was improving at the hospital as of Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a further follow-up investigation into the incident.