5-year-old boy pulled unconscious from pool in Eagan

It's not clear yet what the victim's condition is.
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Eagan police have provided more information regarding the possible drowning involving a 5-year-old boy, though they have not confirmed what condition the boy is in.

The boy was pulled from the water at the pool outside the Foxridge Estates Apartments by construction workers who had been alerted by the boy's 3-year-old sister.

The performed CPR until paramedics arrived and took him to Regions Hospital.

The brother and sister were at home in a nearby apartment with their mother, but at some point they left the apartment unknown to their mother, and walked to the pool that was surrounded by a fence and a locked gate.

The boy somehow entered and ended up in the pool.

"We do not know how long he had been in the water and his medical condition is unknown at this time," Eagan police say.

UPDATE 2.45 P.M.

Eagan Police says the possible drowning incident involved a 5-year-old boy.

"He was transported to Regions hospital and his condition is unknown at this time," it added.

11:30 a.m.

Police and fire responders are at the scene of a possible drowning in Eagan on Tuesday morning.

Eagan Police Department says a victim was taken to the hospital following the incident at an outdoor pool on the 3200 block of Coachman Road.

It's not clear at this stage what their condition is.

This story will be updated as more information is made available.

Last week, a child almost drowned after being found unresponsive at the bottom of an indoor pool at a YMCA facility in Albert Lea.

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