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Life-saving mom in critical condition

A mother who nearly drowned saving her son's life Friday remains in the hospital.

Doris Martin was in critical condition at University Hospital on Saturday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

On Friday afternoon, rescue workers responded to the report of a possible drowning in the 600 block of Whitewood Way in the Oak Creek subdivision in Edgefield County, said North Augusta Department of Public Safety Lt. Tim Pearson. Ms. Martin jumped in a pool to save her 10-year-old son, who was struggling to stay afloat. After he was safe, she found herself fighting for her life in the pool.