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18-month-old in critical condition after near-drowning in northeast Columbus

Officers were called to Royal Crescent around 1:45 Friday afternoon on a report of a drowning.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio— A child is in critical condition after a near-drowning in northeast Columbus.

According to police, officers were called to Royal Crescent around 1:45 Friday afternoon on a report of a drowning.

Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin tells 10TV that the victim is 18-months-old.

Officers and medics were able get the child out of the water and administer CPR.

The 18-month-old was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The scene remains under investigation.