Boy, 7, in serious condition after being pulled from Suffolk County pool

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GREAT RIVER, NY — An unresponsive child in serious condition was pulled from a backyard pool at a Great River home on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The 7-year-old boy was found in the Pinetree Lane pool around 1:30 p.m., officials said. The boy, who’s related to the residents, was rushed to a local hospital.

Two children recently drowned in East Brunswick in New Jersey.

The Red Cross has water safety tips for children available here. Tips include:

  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Never leave a young child unattended near water
  • Teach children to ask permission to go near water
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water
  • Make sure everyone in your family learns how to swim well
  • Secure pools with appropriate barriers
  • Avoid distractions when supervising children around water

Suffolk County Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.

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