EAST MANATEE — An 18-month-old boy nearly drown Monday in a swimming pool.
The child’s father found the toddler face down in the pool at about 4:30 p.m. at a home in the 4400 block of 67th Avenue Circle East, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The father pulled the child from the pool and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
He said his son was slightly blue when he was found.
Both the father and mother continued CPR until Manatee County Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived. They found the child breathing on his own, but lethargic.
The child was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for further treatment.