File Photo – Gurnee Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Gurnee Police said the near drowning of a 5-year-old child at a local apartment was an unfortunate accident and charges would not be filed.

Gurnee Police Spokeswoman Shawn Gaylor said in an emailed statement Friday that police investigated the incident that took place at about 5 p.m. Thursday and no criminal charges will be filed.

“Our thoughts are with the child and their family during this difficult time,” Gaylor said.

The 5-year-old child was rushed to an area hospital in serious condition after nearly drowning in an outdoor swimming pool of a Gurnee apartment complex Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded at 4:59 p.m. Thursday to the Northlake Farms Apartments, 6700 Derby Drive in Gurnee, for a report of a child that nearly drowned.

The child was reportedly found in the pool, CPR was administered, before emergency responders arrived, according to fire department radio traffic.

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Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Heraver told Lake & McHenry County Scanner Thursday that firefighter/paramedics arrived on the scene in around three minutes and found the child – who he said is 5 years old – was out of the pool.

Paramedics immediately administered advanced life-saving measures and transported the child to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in serious condition, Heraver said.

The condition of the child is unknown at this time.