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Ceres boy in critical condition after falling into pool

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A Ceres boy was in critical condition at hospital about noon Wednesday after falling in to a swimming pool the night before, according to police.

Ceres police Sgt. Greg Yotsuya said police received 911 calls around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday of a one-year-old child being unresponsive after falling into a swimming pool at a home in the 2600 block of El Dorado Drive.

He said people were performing CPR on the boy when officers arrived. He said officers took over until firefighters and ambulance personnel arrived. Yotsuya said the boy was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

The medical center provided Yotsuya an update about noon Wednesday, stating the boy was in critical condition. Yotsuya said he did not know the circumstances of how the boy got in to the pool, and the incident remains under investigation.

Kevin Valine covers local government, homelessness and general assignment for The Modesto Bee. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and grew up in San Jose.
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