PONCHATOULA, La. — Authorities say a two-year-old who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool is in critical condition.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the child was found in a swimming pool Saturday. The name and gender of the child have not been released.

Ponchatoula police and medical personnel received an emergency call about the unresponsive child at 3:39 p.m. First responders were able to restore the child’s heartbeat, but the victim remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police Chief Bry Layrisson said in a statement that the incident is tragic and being handled with great care.

Police say the incident is under investigation and no further details will be release at this time.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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