Local News

Harnett authorities investigate near drowning

Posted May 28, 2009 12:41 p.m. EDT
Updated May 28, 2009 5:36 p.m. EDT

— Harnett County authorities were investigating the near drowning of a 3-year-old boy Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 26 Oak Landing in Sanford shortly after noon, authorities said.

The boy was at a birthday party and was playing with other children in a small “beach area” at a lake behind the residence, authorities said. Parents and other adults were watching the children playing in the water and saw the boy floating in the area, authorities said.

The boy was taken out of the water, and a nurse attending the party immediately started CPR, authorities said. The boy was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital, but his condition was unknown Thursday evening.