Toddler in medically-induced coma after near-drowning in Stewartville

Toddler in medically-induced coma after near-drowning in Stewartville

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (KEYC) — An 18-month-old child is in a medically-induced coma after falling into a pond Wednesday afternoon in Stewartville.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said the boy fell into a pond behind a residence.

A preliminary investigation shows the child was most likely underwater for five minutes.

As of Thursday morning, authorities said he was in a medically-induced coma and remains in critical conditon.

They say the child was being watched by a family friend who said she looked away for a couple of seconds and noticed the child was missing.

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