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Crews rush out to possible drowning of toddler in Norfolk

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Aug 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-19 19:50:20-04

Norfolk, Va. – Crews were called out to a Norfolk home about the possible drowning of a 2-year-old boy.

Calls came in about the incident at 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police found the mother of the child who says she saw him struggle in the pool and swallow water.

NewsChannel 3 spoke with the child’s uncle who says the child may have slipped on the stairs to the above ground pool. They found him face down but were not sure how long he was in the water.

They’re not sure how this happened. The uncle says they had a door open to the pool and they were watching the child. They called 911 and dispatchers helped while they were on the way.

The child was throwing up water but he was conscious.

He was checked by medics on the scene and he was then taken to CHKD for evaluation.

We’ll update this story with the latest as we learn more about this developing story.