5-year-old boy nearly drowns at James City County Pool

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. – A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in a pool at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

Officials tell News 3 this happened just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The child was in the care of his aunt, uncle, and grandparents at the time of the incident.

When the uncle could not hear the child playing in the pool, he ran over and found him at the bottom.

The uncle quickly grabbed the child who was not breathing from under the water.

Lifeguards performed CPR and were able bring a faint pulse back to the child.

The child was then airlifted to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with what officials considered life-threatening injuries.