A nine-year-old boy is recovering in hospitalthis morning afternearly drowning at a swimming pool in north Dublin.
The near-fatal incident occurred at around 6.15pm on Monday evening, when the child reportedly got into difficulty while he was swimming at the Finglas Sports and Fitness centre.
It's understood the boy was submerged in water for an unknown period of time before being retrieved.
Dublin Fire Bridge from the Finglas division received an emergency call and rushed to the scene. Ambulance staff were also present at the scene and treated the boy beforetaking him toTemple Street Children's Hospital.He was conscious and breathing at the time of his admission.
A member of Dublin Fire Brigade said: "I can confirm that a nine-year-old was taken from the swimming pool at about 6.15pm. It was a near drowning incident, but he was brought to hospital.
"It's good news, which is always the best news for us," she said.
A Temple Street Children's Hospital spokesperson said that the child is doing "well" and his condition is described as stable.
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