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Bradenton 2-year-old critical after near drowning

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MANATEE Co., Fla. (WWSB) – Sheriff’s deputies say a 2-year-old Bradenton boy is in critical condition after a near drowning.

The boy was found by his father in the pool on the 3400 block of 57th Street East around 11:49 a.m. on Monday.

According to deputies, the boy’s father told his son to go get his swimsuit on. After helping his daughter put her swimsuit on, investigators say the father found his son at the bottom of the pool.

The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.