A three year old boy had a close call on Monday. He nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Eye witnesses say one minute a small boy was playing and the next he was floating lifelessly in the pool just outside his apartment. It happened at around 2:30 p.m. Monday.
According to the eyewitness, the young boy was at the pool with caregivers. The witness says the young boy was making lots of noise and then all of a sudden, the noise stopped. That's when the witness and the caregivers looked at the pool and they saw the boy floating lifelessly on his back with his head above the water. The male caregiver pulled the boy out of the water and paramedics arrived within minutes. It was a happy ending to a scary event.
Mary Grinter, a resident of Creekwood Apartments, says, “The dad ran into the pool and pulled him out. It looked like he was breathing, but his lips were blue and he was quiet. We talked to him for like a minute. Then his dad picked him up and he puked over there. Looked like he got all the water out. He seemed fine after that.” According to the Gulfport Fire Department, the boy was taken to a local hospital to be checked out. The apartment complex had no comment on what happened, but according to the eye witness, children at the pool always have parents present.