Child pulled from Hickey Creek pond in critical condition

Published: Updated:

ALVA, Fla.- Deputies are investigating the near drowning of a child at the Hickey Creek Mitigation Park, off Palm Beach Boulevard.

The Alva Fire Department says the child is in critical condition after being pulled from a small pond.

The child was with family members and other children. Authorities say it took firefighters 4 minutes to locate him, submerged under water.

EMS performed CPR on the child as they transported him to Lee Memorial Hospital from the park.

The victim has not been identified.

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.