By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. — On Sunday afternoon, an 11-year-old Absecon resident was rescued from the Egg Harbor City lake after nearly drowning, according to a report from The Press of Atlantic City.
The boy was in stable condition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to Egg Harbor City Police Sgt. Marcella Aylwin. She said that the boy was by himself in the water before he was seen floating or unresponsive. The investigation into the incident showed that he was underwater for a long period of time.
According to Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti, first responders from the Egg Harbor City Police Department and the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad made it to the scene in five minutes.
First responders performed CPR on the boy, who was then transferred to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City before being transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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