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Child in critical condition after drowning incident in Burlington

Last Updated Jul 26, 2021 at 10:03 am EDT

Halton paramedics respond to a drowning call at Burlington home. CHCH

A 19-month-old child is in critical condition following a drowning incident at a home in Burlington.

Halton police say they were called to a home in the Kevin Crescent and Folkway Drive area just before 2 p.m. Sunday following reports of a child drowning in a swimming pool.

“Police and Paramedics were quickly on scene. Lifesaving measures were performed. The child was transported to hospital where they remain in a critical condition,” police said in a statement Sunday.

Investigators said the child resided at the home where the incident occurred. The child’s health status had not changed as of Monday morning.

Police add they are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the drowning.