Child's prognosis good after incident at pool

Child's prognosis good after incident at pool

URBANA — A child who was in distress at the Cunningham Children's Home swimming pool Monday night is reported to be fine.

Cloydia Larimore, a vice president at the Urbana home, said there were a few children in the swimming pool who were about to get out at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, when someone noticed a boy headed under and grabbed him.

"There was no horseplay. The kids were just in the water and playing. There was no rough-housing," she said.

As one staff member called 911, the lifeguard on duty found a pulse and determined the boy was breathing.

He was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital to be checked out and according to Larimore, kept overnight for observation. She declined to give his age.

"All reports on his condition are positive," she said. "Cunningham staff stayed with the youth throughout the night and his prognosis is good for a full recovery."

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