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Child saved from drowning thanks to rescue efforts

MENDON, Mich. --- A child was saved from drowning Wednesday afternoon thanks to the efforts of rescuers.

Officers from the Mendon Police Department were dispatched to a call at approximately 4:50 p.m. about a possible drowning victim in Mendon Village.

A 7-year-old child had fallen into a river where he was pulled from the water by his father.

Police say when they arrived, the child was in significant danger of death.

Officers attempted to revive the child through C.P.R.

Mendon Police and Fire further assisted in rescue efforts, monitoring the child’s air intake and pulse.

Officials say life saving efforts were performed for 15 minutes after which the child began taking regular breaths, coughing up water.

South County Kalamazoo ambulance arrived and transported the child to Bronson Hospital.

No word yet on the condition of the young boy.

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