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Published February 16, 2012, 05:07 PM

Boy Critical After Found in MN Hotel Hot Tub

GRAND RAPIDS, MN - A 2-year-boy was in critical condition Thursday following a near-drowning in a hot tub at a Grand Rapids hotel on Wednesday.

By: Duluth News Tribune,

GRAND RAPIDS, MN - A 2-year-boy was in critical condition Thursday following a near-drowning in a hot tub at a Grand Rapids hotel on Wednesday.

Grand Rapids police officers responded to a report of a possible drowning at the Sawmill Inn at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were told that a boy had been pulled from a hot tub and that CPR was in progress.

At the hotel, officers assisted paramedics in attempting to stabilize the child. The boy was taken to Grand Itasca Hospital and then transferred to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

Investigators found no indication of negligence, Grand Rapids Police Chief Jim Denny said.

“It was just an extreme tragedy and an accident that occurred,” he said. “There was a birthday party going on. The kid had wandered off from the party. It was in close proximity to where the hot tub was. By the time they realized the kid had wandered off someone discovered him in the hot tub.”

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