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EMS says Richmond Hill boy, 3, nearly drowned
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A 3-year-old Richmond Hill boy is reportedly in serious but stable condition at a Savannah hospital after he nearly drowned earlier Monday.

Some details are still sketchy, but officials said Bryan County Emergency Services was dispatched to an apartment complex off Brisbon Road shortly before 1 p.m. “to the possible drowning of a 3-year-old male,” according to Bryan EMS Director Freddy Howell.

Bryan EMS Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Langley and Firefighter/EMS Jonathan Iser responded from Station 1 and arrived at the scene within three minutes, according to the department. There, they found the child had been pulled from the pool and CPR performed. The child was “semi responsive and breathing” when the paramedics arrived, Langley said.

Langley and Iser then “did a primary assessment on the child, then transported him to Memorial for further evaluation,” according to BEMS Capt. Mike Dick. The ambulance got to Memorial around 1:30 p.m.

It was unclear how the child got into the pool or who got him out and performed CPR, but Langley said “the child’s outcome is looking to be positive from what we were told by the staff at Memorial.”

Howell, meanwhile, praised his paramedics.

“I’m continually proud of the staff and the job these men and women do throughout their shifts, each and every day,” he said. 

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