Child survives near-drowning in Eureka Township


By Daily News • Last Updated 9:37 am on Friday, September 28, 2012

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — A 17-month-old child almost drowned in a pond in Eureka Township on Thursday evening.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded at 6:23 p.m. to the 4324 block of W. Wise Road to find the child lying near the edge of a pond while a parent was performing CPR.

A short time later the child began breathing on his own and had a strong pulse.

Montcalm County Emergency Services arrived at the scene and transported the child to Sheridan Community Hospital.

Through investigation, deputies found the boy was wandering and fell into a small pond about 3 to 4 feet deep located behind a residence.  Family members located the child in the pond and called 911.

The boy is under observation at the hospital and is expected to have a full recovery.

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