SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Police say a 5-year-old boy is dead after being pulled unresponsive from a Searcy apartment swimming pool Wednesday around 8 p.m.
Police said the 5-year old boy was pulled from the pool at the apartment complex where he lived. Searcy police public information officer Corporal Steve Hernandez said when officers arrived at The Ridge Apartment Complex, a bystander was already attempting CPR.
"Another child actually told the adult that there looked like there was a child at the bottom of the pool , and at that point, the adult actually got the child out," described Hernandez. "One of the bystanders, along with our officer, performed CPR on the child until Northstar Ambulance Service got there, and he was transported to the White County Medical Center."
Hernandez said 30 minutes later, the child was pronounced dead by doctors at the hospital, and they still don't have any idea of how the little boy ended up in the pool.