A child was hospitalized after a near-drowning incident this evening. At about 6 PM, Police, EMS and Hatzolah were summoned after the 8 year-old boy was pulled unconscious from the bottom of a neighborhood pool by two on-duty lifeguards.
Detective Sergeant Greg Staffordsmith says there were approximately 17 people at the pool at the time.
The boy was transported by Hatzolah Paramedics to Jersey Shore Medical Center in stable condition.
The incident was investigated by Lakewood’s Detectives Bureau and by the Prosecutors Office.
Unrelated to this particular incident, a Hatzolah asked that TLS remind pool-owners of the importance of posting clear signs around the pool containing the pool’s exact address. [TLS]