Saturday, May 26, 2018
Public safety

3-year-old found in pool near Brooksville remains in critical condition

BROOKSVILLE — A 3-year-old boy hospitalized after nearly drowning in a swimming pool over the weekend remained in critical condition Monday at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said the family of the boy, Hayden Somerstein, was visiting a home at 7521 Gordon Loop, east of Brooksville, where they had been invited to go swimming. An adult went to grab something from a nearby shed shortly before 4 p.m. and thought the toddler was following close behind. The adult realized the child was not nearby and instead found him at the bottom of the pool.

The adult removed the child from the pool and called 911. Authorities responded to the scene and performed CPR.

The incident remained under investigation Monday afternoon.

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