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Toddler Taken to Hospital after Pulled from Swimming Pool

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At 6:05 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, emergency crews in West Maui responded to a child pulled unresponsive from a residential swimming pool on Punakea Loop.

Firefighters and paramedics from Lahaina arrived at 6:15 p.m. and found a 19-month-old male toddler being held by the father and who was breathing on his own. Paramedics evaluated the boy and transported him to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious but stable condition.

Family members discovered the boy submerged underwater and unresponsive in the swimming pool, and immediately got him out. The father of the child rushed to his aid and performed CPR for short time before the boy began to breathe on his own.

The family are Maui residents who were staying a vacation rental in Launiupoko.

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