5-Year-Old Nearly Drowns at Chelsea Piers Stamford: FD

A 5-year-old nearly drowned at Chelsea Piers in Stamford on Thursday, firefighters said.

Stamford firefighters responded to the scene at Chelsea Piers' Splash Zone on Blackley Road at 12:37 p.m.

Staff had pulled the boy from the water and were performing patient care upon firefighters' arrival.

Officials found that the child was unconscious but breathing on his own before transporting him to Stamford Hospital.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the boy and his family. We are deeply saddened by this terrible incident,” Erica Bates, of Chelsea Piers, said in a statement.

“We are always reviewing our best practices when it comes to the safety of the children and adults who use Chelsea Piers. During all camp swim & splash recreation periods, we always meet and/or exceed all life guarding and safety requirements. Lifeguards are all certified and we employ best practices as outlined by the American Red Cross,” Bates said. “This is currently an active investigation and we cannot discuss further details.”

The boy’s condition has not been announced.

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