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Child rescued from pool at apartment complex in northwest Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – A child was rescued from a pool Tuesday night in northwest Oklahoma City.

Crews first responded to the scene as a possible drowning near N.W. Expressway and Council.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department said the 3-year-old boy was found in the pool.

Witnesses told NewsChannel 4, the mother was frantically screaming for people to call 911.

Bystanders then jumped in the pool, pulled the little boy out and administered CPR until crews arrived.

“All I could do was just get down on my knees and put my hand on him and just pray for him. After that, water started coming up out of him and I saw his eyes open up and I just knew he was going to be okay,” one resident said.

The child was conscious when he was taken to the hospital.

He is listed as being in serious condition due to the amount of water he may have ingested.