2-year-old nearly drowns after falling in fountain at Augusta Mall

 A 2-year-old nearly drowned after falling into a fountain Wednesday afternoon at the Augusta Mall.

At 4:50 p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and emergency crews responded to the mall’s lower level near Sears. A nurse who was shopping at the mall was performing CPR on the child, according to Sgt. Shane McDaniel.

Upon arrival, emergency crews continued CPR. The child was revived and taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center where he was in critical condition.