Child's recovery hailed as miracle after falling into swimming pool during weekend

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A 3-year-old child is recovering after he fell into a swimming pool in Columbus.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 1:28 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A 3-year-old boy is being called a “miracle of recovery” after he was found lifeless in a pool in Columbus.

According to Columbus city spokesman Joe Dillon, the child accidentally fell into a swimming pool shortly before noon on Saturday.

The accident happened on Springdale Drive.

While transporting the child to the hospital, firefighters continued treating the child and performed CPR.

On Monday, the child’s mother, Jacinta Jones, said her son is now breathing, eating and talking on his own.

“It’s a miracle,” she said. “He is still in intensive care, but we hope to move him to a room later today.”

She said doctors are treating him for a possible infection he may have received from the water.

Columbus Fire Chief Martin Andrews praised his firefighters for their quick response.

“These firefighters made many split-second life-saving decisions, and I am proud of them," he said. "They are the best of the best. They took immediate action to save a life.”

The child's mother thanked the first responders and hospital staff for their help.

The child remains at the University Medical Center in Jackson.

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