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Toddler pulled from retention pond in Greenwood

Posted at 3:11 PM, Apr 01, 2016

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A 2-year-old boy who was pulled from a retention pond In Greenwood Friday afternoon is in serious condition.

Emergency crews responded to the Bexley Village Apartments around 2:30 p.m.

When emergency crews arrived, they found a maintenance worker pulling the boy out of the pond. Police estimate the boy was in the water for several minutes before the man noticed him.

They started CPR and took the boy to St. Francis. He was then taken to Riley Hospital for Children.

Police say the boy showed no signs of life at the scene.

The father reportedly told police that the boy somehow got out of their apartment and fell down a hill into the retention pond.  

According to Greenwood police, the father, who worked the night shift the evening before, had fallen asleep while watching the toddler. Prior to this, the father had installed a second lock high up on the front door to the apartment because the boy had learned how to get out of the front door. 

Another relative who was living in the apartment forgot to lock the second lock before he also went to bed. Detectives believe the child was able to get out of the front door to the apartment while both men slept and fell down the embankment into the retention pond, which is located just yards away from the apartment door.

Mary Ann Huesman said she was just getting home when she saw crews trying to save the child's life.

"When I was driving up, I happened to see the paramedic running, carrying, I assume it was an infant, into the ambulance," she said.


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