Madison County

Richmond 2-year-old in critical condition after falling into pool

A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday after nearly drowning in a swimming pool, Richmond police said.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, dispatchers received a call from the 1000 block of Brandy Lane that the boy had been pulled from the pool and wasn’t breathing.

The caller said bystanders had tried to resuscitate the child, but the boy was unresponsive when officers arrived.

Officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the boy until emergency medical workers arrived a short time later.

The boy was taken to Baptist Health Richmond and then to University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

Police didn’t release the child’s name but said Monday that he was critical but stable condition in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.