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Boy, 3, airlifted to hospital after being found in pool in New Boston home

Union Leader Correspondent

May 14. 2018 8:08PM

NEW BOSTON — A church gathering turned tragic Sunday night when a 3-year-old boy was discovered in an indoor pool at a Foxberry Drive home.

“The family started CPR which was transitioned to police who got there a few minutes later,” New Boston Fire Chief Dan McDonald said Monday. “We got there another two minutes after the police and immediately put him in the ambulance.”

The crew worked on him all the way to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, where police said he was airlifted to Boston Children’s Hospital.

Police have not released the condition or the name of the child.

According to a source who was inside the home at the time of the incident, a number of people from the Foxberry Drive family’s church were gathered inside the home. At some point the boy went into the pool and was under the water for anywhere from seven to eight minutes, she said. The boy’s father dove into the pool and retrieved him.

Once the boy was out of the water, multiple people inside the home began performing CPR on the child until the emergency responders arrived.

Police continued CPR until officials from the New Boston Fire Department and an ambulance crew from Bedford arrived a few minutes later.

McDonald said the incident had been especially distressing for the emergency responders.

“I can tell you it was a very stressful, as you can imagine, situation,” said McDonald. “We are looking at getting together a meeting with the responders to talk it over.”

The incident remains under investigation by New Boston police.

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