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Toddler rescued after nearly drowning in Boulder County pool

HYGIENE, Colo. — A 19-month-old nearly drowned in a pool at a home in Hygeine on Saturday afternoon, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.

A caller told dispatch that a small child was found in a pool in the 7400 block of Rozena Drive. Family members rescued the child about 1:30 p.m., but the toddler was not breathing.

The toddler did not live at the home but was with his parents and other family members for a barbecue.

Members of the Hygiene Fire Protection District and AMR Ambulance responded along with sheriff’s deputies. The first two rescuers on scene performed CPR and found a pulse.

The toddler was taken to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

“The circumstances on how the child entered the pool security enclosure at the home¬†are not known, but it is believed that the¬†toddler was in the water no longer than one or two minutes at most,” the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators believe it was an accident.