EAGAN, Minn. (KMSP) - A possible drowning at an Eagan apartment complex pool prompted a police investigation Tuesday morning, with a five-year-old boy taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
Officers first arrived at the Foxridge Estates apartment complex around 10:20 a.m. to find a construction worker performing CPR on the boy near an outdoor pool, according to Eagan Police Department spokesperson Aaron Machtemes.
Several other construction workers who were nearby at the time told authorities they were alerted to the possible drowning by yelling from the boy's three-year-old sister.
Police later said the boy and his sister were with their mother at home in a nearby apartment and left without her noticing, walking to the pool a short time later. The area was secured by a locked fence, but authorities believe he climbed the fence and entered the water.
Other witnesses said they were not residents at Fox Ridge--though police have not confirmed that information.
"I heard screaming and it was just, really fast and then after screaming I heard fire trucks coming and they pulled him out of the water. He didn’t seem to be conscious," said Tamara Avery, who claims to have seen at least part of the incident. "There were some goggles that they had to fish out."