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Boy rescued after near-drowning in Port Richey

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 11:17 AM

A 2-year-old boy nearly drowned this evening in Port Richey, Pasco County emergency officials said.

Personnel from Pasco County Fire Rescue and the sheriff's office responded to the call at 6:35 p.m. at 9525 Gray Fox Lane. The boy was playing with other children when he fell into the pool, deputies said. His mother had stepped away from the pool area for only a short period.

The boy was underwater for less than a minute and was pulled out of the pool by family members, deputies said.

As a precaution, the child was flown to All Children's Hospital, officials said.

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