9-year-old nearly drowns at Symmes Township block party

9-year-old nearly drowns at Symmes Township block party
A 9-year-old boy was transported by Air Care after nearly drowning in Symmes Township Saturday. (Courtesy: Loveland-Symmes Fire Department) (Source: Loveland-Symmes Fire Department)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - A 9-year-old nearly drowned at a block party Saturday afternoon in Symmes Township, according to the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department.

Fire crews responded to a house in the 9900 block of Walnutridge Court around 2:50 p.m.

Dispatchers say another child found the boy in the pool and went to get help.

The boy was transported by Air Care to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

There is no word on the child’s condition.

Approximately one-third of accidental drowning deaths in the U.S. are children under 14, according to the Northeast Fire Collaborative. Thirty-four Ohioans aged 1 to 19 drown each year.

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