PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Rescuers managed to revive a three-year-old boy who nearly drowned Saturday at Myles Standish Park in Plymouth.

The young boy was pulled out of the water at Curlew Pond, which according to DCR, does not have life guards and that is very clearly marked.

Off-duty officer Mallory Reiss was among those enjoying the day nearby. She saw what was happening and jumped into action.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports

“I noticed that the boy was laying on the ground unconscious, not breathing so I kind of just ran over there,” said Reiss.

She performed CPR with the help of an off-duty firefighter and nurse who were also nearby.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

The boy was semiconscious when he was taken to Jordan Hospital. From there, a medical helicopter flew the him to a Boston-area hospital, which for Reiss, was a good sign.

“A sigh of relief,” she said. “Because like I said, he wasn’t responding at all to anything.”

The child’s condition was unclear as of Saturday evening.

Comments (3)
  1. CC Cares says:

    Why was a 3 year old in the water without an adult next to him?

  2. jaygee says:

    I read where bystanders jumped into action to save the boy but I didn’t see anything about the person or persons who brought the kid to the beach. Judging by events of the last week, it is apparent that far too many parents have too many other things on their mind than to pay attention to what their children are doing near water.

  3. emom says:

    We have heard to many of these stories of 4 and under drowning this past 2 weeks, Whom ever was with this child obviously did not pay enough attention to this child… probably texting, sunning them selves chatting or some other thing that took their attention away from this child…. Lets hope a lesson was learned from this… Like pay attention to your child at ALL TIMES….

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