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Child, 2, stable after near drowning

A two-year-old child is in stable condition after being found face down in the pool of a home in the 500 block of Country Meadow Way, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Six adults and six children, most vacationing from Pennsylvania, were at the home when the child was found by one of the other children floating on his back under the solar cover of the pool, a report said.

Once removed from the pool, the child was held “upside down” and one of the adults “kept patting his back.”

The child began crying on his own and no CPR was administered. He or she was then taken by EMS to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, and is listed in stable condition.

The report said the child has a history of heart problems and has recently undergone heart surgery.

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