Child found face down in Santa Fe pool

SANTE FE, Texas -- A toddler was airlifted to the hospital after he was found face down in a residential pool in Santa Fe, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Deputy. 

When deputies arrived  at the house in the 11400 block of 32nd Street Friday morning, both grandparents were performing CPR on the victim. 

The sheriff's office says the grandfather told them he turned on a movie for the child around 7:30 a.m. but when he returned the child was missing. Both grandparents searched and found the child floating face-down in a pool in the backyard.

The grandmother retrieved the child while the grandfather called 911. 

A Life Flight chopper rushed the child to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. His condition at this time is not known, the sheriff's office says.

According to the YMCA, drowning is the second leading cause of death for Texas children under the age of 14, and there were 107 child drownings in Texas in 2016. Harris County experienced the most with 18 children losing their lives.

© 2017 KHOU-TV


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