UPDATE: New Canaan Boy, 5, Remains in Intensive Care After Near Drowning in Stamford

Update 6:24 p.m., Friday:

A five-year-old New Canaan boy who nearly drowned in Stamford Thursday was in “critically stable” condition Friday in the intensive care unit of Yale New Haven Hospital, according to a report.

According to an article in the Stamford Advocate, citing Stamford police:

The boy was pulled from a 37-by-22-foot shallow pool at Chelsea Piers by a 23-year-old lifeguard after spending about three minutes under water.

The boy was heavily medicated and doctors are now beginning to lessen the amount of medication. His helicopter trip to the New Haven hospital was delayed when he went into seizures. Police are reviewing a video recording from Chelsea Piers.

Original article, Thursday: “New Canaan Boy, 5, Hospitalized After Nearly Drowning in Stamford Pool”

A five-year-old New Canaan boy was submerged underwater for perhaps as long as three minutes Thursday afternoon at a pool in the Chelsea Piers sports complex in Stamford, according to a news report.

The boy was in a summer program at Chelsea Piers and was in a relatively shallow pool when lifeguards at the scene pulled him out of the water and began giving him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, a spokeswoman for Chelsea Piers said, according to an article in the Stamford Advocate.

The Advocate also reported:

According to Stamford police, there were other children in the pool, along with camp counselors and lifeguards. First responders were called at 12:30 p.m. and arrived by 12:37 p.m.

Ambulance medics worked on the boy until he had a pulse, and took him to Stamford Hospital. The boy suffered seizures, and by late in the afternoon, when he was stabilized, he was transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital in critical condition.

The children were in a warm water exercise pool with a depth that ranges between four feet and two feet, six inches.

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