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11-year-old rescued in near-drowning at Egg Harbor City lake Sunday
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11-year-old rescued in near-drowning at Egg Harbor City lake Sunday


EGG HARBOR CITY — An 11-year-old boy was rescued from the Egg Harbor City Lake in a near-drowning incident around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The boy, from Absecon, was in stable condition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to Egg Harbor City Police Officer in Charge Sgt. Marcella Aylwin.

“Preliminary information suggests that the boy was playing alone in the water prior to being observed floating or unresponsive,” Aylwin said Monday morning.

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Egg Harbor City Police and the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad were on the scene in five minutes, Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said.

The boy was rescued from the water and CPR was performed.

Galloway Township Ambulance transported the boy to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City where he was then transferred to CHOP.

No update on the boy’s condition was available as of 4 p.m. Monday.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. After seven years at The Current and Gazette newspapers, I joined The Press in 2015. I currently cover education.

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