A 2-year-old boy nearly drowned this evening in Port Richey, Pasco County emergency officials said.
Personnel from Pasco County Fire Rescue and the sheriff's office responded to the call at 6:35 p.m. at 9525 Gray Fox Lane. The boy was playing with other children when he fell into the pool, deputies said. His mother had stepped away from the pool area for only a short period.
The boy was underwater for less than a minute and was pulled out of the pool by family members, deputies said.
As a precaution, the child was flown to All Children's Hospital, officials said.