Boy, 3, critical after being pulled from pool

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DULUTH, Ga. — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy was in critical condition late Sunday after he was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool outside Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that firefighters were called to the Menlo Creek apartments on Satellite Boulevard in the Duluth area around 8:30 p.m.

Gwinnett County fire Capt. Eric Eberly said the boy's relatives were performing CPR on the boy when firefighters arrived.

Eberly said the relatives reported that the boy was found in the bottom of the apartment complex swimming pool while family members were cooking nearby.

Eberly said the boy, whose name wasn't released, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/18/12 - 08:50 am
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Please!!!!!!

Watch children around water of any kind.........this is so sad to hear and I pray that this child will be ok.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 06/18/12 - 09:36 am
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Key

The key to the situation..."while family members were cooking nearby"

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 06/18/12 - 10:12 am
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There MUST be ONE person

There MUST be ONE person whose ONLY job is to WATCH the children. God bless this baby boy.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/18/12 - 02:14 pm
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And I hope God takes this

And I hope God takes this child into his open arms before leaving him here in a vegetative state. Unfortunately, that is often the result of near drownings. Though irresponsible for not watching him, I can't imagine the grief in those parents' hearts right now. I truly feel for them.

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