UPDATE: Boca toddler in intensive care after falling into canal


10 a.m. Friday UPDATE: The boy remained in intensive care Friday morning, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

7 p.m. UPDATE: A 3-year-old autistic boy is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a suburban Boca Raton canal Thursday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Paramedics and deputies were called at about noon to a home in the 22000 block of Labrador Street.

The toddler had been playing outside on the back screened patio while his mother watched him from inside the house. When the mother went outside to check on the toddler, she found that he had gotten out of the backyard through a broken screen, the sheriff’s office said.

She found the toddler face down in the canal behind their house. Family members administered CPR until paramedics arrived.

Original story: A toddler was taken to a hospital Thursday after falling into a pool west of the city limits.

The incident happened just after noon in the Palmetto Pines development, on West Palmetto Park Road west of State Road 7.

The child was removed and was under the care of family when paramedics arrived, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.



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