According to a release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, a Nacogdoches County child has been hospitalized after a near-drowning over the weekend. Nacogdoches County Deputies and emergency responders were dispatched to the 800 block of County Road 250, near Appleby, around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after the 5-year-old boy who does not know how to swim was pulled from a pond he’d accidentally become submerged in.

A state trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety and a deputy from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office were first to arrive on the scene.  They both performed CPR on the child, reviving him until emergency medical personnel arrive on the scene. The child was rushed to a county hospital before being taken to Texas Children’s Hospital.


As of Sunday, the boy, whose name is not being released at this time, was in stable condition at Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas. The boy’s father found him in the pond and pulled him from it after family members said they could not locate him around the home.

The thoughts and prayers of the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office are with the boy and his family during this difficult time. This unfortunate incident was the second life-threatening water incident of the weekend, after the accidental drowning death of James Wilson. 

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The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office asks the public to please exercise caution around all bodies of water and pay close attention to children swimming or playing near water. The American Red Cross offers CPR classes. Information is available at:

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