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2-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition When Found in Retention Pond

Mar 24, 2014 01:18PM ● By Steven Jack

A 2-year-old Boulder Hill boy was pulled from a retention pond near his home at about 12:45 p.m. Monday, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department. 

Deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of Fernwood Road at about 12:15 p.m. for a report of a lost child. Deputies and an Oswego Police officer found the boy in critical condition a short time later in a retention pond near his home. 

Officers began to immediately perform CPR and were doing that when paramedics from the Oswego Fire Protection District arrived a short time later, said Dan Schiradelly, OFPD battalion chief. He was taken immediately to Rush-Copley Medical Center, Schiradelly said.

"Our ambulance was there literally less than 20 seconds," he said. 

The boy remained in critical condition Monday night. 


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