HOBOKEN — A 2-year-old Brantley County boy is doing well after nearly drowning in a pond off Central Avenue Sunday near the Ware-Brantley line, according to a report from the Brantley County Sheriff’s Department.
The boy was taken by helicopter to UF Health in Jacksonville, Fla. and was breathing on his own at the time of departure, according to officials.
Deputy Craig Pittman said officials including first responders responded to a call for assistance in the 100 block of Dyal Road on the west end of Brantley County Sunday afternoon.
Deputy Vanessa Wilson also responded and, while en route, she received information that the child, who had been presumed drowned, was spitting up water, and when she arrived on the scene an EMS crew had him in the back of the ambulance, Pittman said.
“The child was awake and crying,” he said, citing Wilson’s report.
Pittman did not know the details leading up to the near-drowning.
“All I can say is the child got into the water somehow,” said Pittman. “I understand he is doing OK, thankfully.”