Child found unresponsive in pond outside apartment complex

Published: Dec. 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM EST
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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville Police are investigating a drowning that took place Tuesday afternoon involving a small child.

According to an incident report, officers were called to Farmington Village Apartments at 12:37 p.m. after a child was found unresponsive in a pond near the complex.

Police say when they arrived, two citizens were giving the child CPR while the child's father was kneeling next to him. Officers checked for a pulse but could not find one. A pair of flip flops and a Spongebob Squarepants rubber ball were found near the scene.

According to the child's father, he went upstairs to grab something and left his child downstairs. When he came back a minute later, the child was missing.

The father said he then reported the missing child to apartment staff.

Police say Farmington Village staff found the child in the pond. The incident report does not state how long the child was missing before he was found in the pond.

Officials performed CPR on the child at the scene and attempted to provide him oxygen. Police say water began to come out of the child's mouth, but he was still unresponsive.

The child was transported by Berkeley County EMS to Trident Medical Center. The child's condition has not been released.

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