Boy Almost Drowns At Daycare

A local five-year-old boy is in critical condition at children's hospital right now after nearly drowning Tuesday.

Malik Mace was being watched at a licensed daycare facility in Mount Airy. A worker there tells FOX19 three adults were in the house, including the boy's mother and the daycare owner when he disappeared.

Moments later Mace was found in a four foot deep inground pool in the backyard. A daycare worker says the back door and a fence around the pool were both locked. She says the boy who has down syndrome knew he was not supposed to go near the pool.