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Child in critical condition after pool accident

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A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center tonight. A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center tonight.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center after he nearly drowned in a hotel pool in Coeur d'Alene. 

According to family members, the boy had been swimming in the deep end of the pool with his 12-year-old brother. The boys' father was also in the pool area, in the hot tub. The boy was diving into the water and swimming to the bottom of the pool, but when he didn't surface, his older brother pulled him out of the pool with the help of his father.

The child's father and a hotel guest that was EMT trained performed CPR on the boy until help arrived. When officers and EMS arrived on the scene, they continued life saving measures. The child had a heartbeat, but was unresponsive.

The boy was transferred to Sacred Heart by helicopter.

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