Child in critical condition after nearly drowning in Mississippi reservoir

Published 3:57 pm Saturday, May 25, 2024

A child is in critical condition after nearly drowning in Mississippi’s Barnett Reservoir.

WLBT News in Jackson reports that officers discovered the child in the water after responding to a call regarding a missing juvenile at Lakeshore Park Saturday afternoon.

After discovering the child in the water, officers with the Reservoir Police Department immediately jumped into the water to save the child.

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After retrieving the child, officers then performed CPR until medical personnel could arrive on the scene. The child was then taken to a local hospital.

Officials said that as of Saturday afternoon, the child was in critical condition.