Taunton first responders pull unresponsive child from pool

Taunton Police

TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE)- Taunton Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services pulled a 2-year-old child from a pool in a near-drowning Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency personnel got a call around 5 p.m. and were at the Washington Street address within a minute, Police Chief Edward Walsh and Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said in a statement.

Police officers pulled the child from the pool and immediately began performing CPR, according to the statement.

The child was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance, and then flown by a medical helicopter to a Boston hospital, authorities said.

The child was reported to be breathing without medical aid, but no further updates were immediately available.

The incident remains under investigation.

“I commend the work of the officers for arriving on scene as quickly as they did, within one minute of the initial call,” Walsh said. “The quick actions of both the police and fire personnel is a testament to their training and ability to act under very stressful circumstances.”

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