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New Canaan Boy Who Nearly Drowned At Chelsea Piers Released From Hospital

A 5-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Chelsea Piers in Stamford last week has recovered.
A 5-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Chelsea Piers in Stamford last week has recovered. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — The 5-year-old New Canaan boy who was pulled from a pool at Chelsea Piers in Stamford after nearly drowning last week has been released from Yale-New Haven’s Children’s Hospital, police told the Stamford Advocate.

Stamford police called it a "miracle" as they cheered the news of the boy's recovery, the Advocate said.

The boy, who had been hospitalized unconscious after the accident on Thursday, made a rapid improvement over the weekend, the  Stamford Advocate said.

Related story: New Canaan Boy, 5, Who Nearly Drowned At Chelsea Piers Remains Unconscious

Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin gave credit to the staff at Chelsea Piers, Stamford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Advocate said.

The boy, who was not identified, had been attending a soccer day camp at Chelsea Piers. The kids were taking a break in the sports facility's Splash Zone, when the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

He had been underwater for about four minutes when he was pulled from the small pool by a 23-year-old lifeguard, the Stamford Fire Department said.

"Chelsea Piers staff pulled the child from the water and were performing patient care upon our arrival," the fire department said. Fire crews assisted Stamford EMS in transporting the boy to Stamford Hospital. He was airlifted later to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Related story: Boy, 5, Pulled From Pool After Nearly Drowning At Chelsea Piers In Stamford

The police investigation into the incident was continuing.

Chelsea Piers is located at 1 Blachley Road on the city's East Side.

Click here for the story at the Stamford Advocate.

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