Updated: Toddler in ‘Critical Condition’ After Falling into Swimming Pool at Haverhill Home

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A two-year-old was reported in “critical condition” after, Haverhill Police said, the child fell into a swimming pool early Thursday afternoon on Groveland Street.

Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Stephen J. Doherty Jr. told WHAV police officers were dispatched just before 12:30 p.m. to 209 Groveland St., Haverhill. When they arrived, the child was not breathing. Haverhill Fire and Police administered CPR on the unidentified toddler before lifesaving efforts were turned over to Pridestar Trinity EMS.

The child was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and then medflighted to a Boston area hospital.

Doherty said the incident is under investigation. City records show there is a single-family home on the property.

A day earlier, an adult died at a River Street home. Michael Keefe-Feldman, chief of communications for Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker’s office, told WHAV his office is awaiting more information from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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