Child pulled from lake, rushed to hospital

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- West Metro Fire responded to a call at 4:43 p.m. of a possible drowning at Soda Lakes, near Bear Creek Reservoir, Sunday afternoon.

A witness tells FOX31 Denver that she witnessed a young child being pulled from the water. His floating body was pulled to shore by an adult male swimmer.

Bystanders started CPR and then West Metro Fire continued on the unresponsive young boy.

“It was heartbreaking to see,” a witness said. “His Dad was right there screaming his name and calling out for him. It was sad.”

Authorities are unsure how the boy ended up in the water. Several beachgoers began the rescue effort as soon as he was pulled ashore.

“It was anybody that knew CPR around the beach, people in their swimming suit doing mouth-to-mouth, and anybody that could try and help and see what they could do,” a witness said.

Lakewood Police tells FOX31 Denver, the child is 6 years old and was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to Children’s Hospital where his condition is unknown.

This is a developing story. Further details will be released as soon as we have them.

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