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6-year-old in critical condition after nearly drowning

A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool at Oceanside Village, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.

The incident occurred in the Surfside Beach community Thursday evening, Kegler said. He said the boy, who was with his mother, was found at the bottom of the pool in about six to eight feet of water.

Authorities performed CPR on the boy before he was taken to Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet and then transported to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Horry County police are investigating the incident.