12-Year-Old Saved From Drowning in Sherwood

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SHERWOOD, AR — A 12-year-old is hospitalized after falling into a pond in Sherwood Friday.

A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the near drowning at a pond in the 8100 Block of Old Tom Box Road.

There he found the juvenile victim near the pond, unresponsive and suffering from labored breathing.

MEMS and Med Flight responded and flew the juvenile to Children’s Hospital.

The victim’s mother says she had been playing with other children in the park.

The mother heard yelling, ran to the pond and saw her daughter in the water.

Another juvenile jumped in and pulled the victim out of the water.

An adult, Joshua Champman, also heard the call, and began CPR.

After three minutes, witnesses say the juvenile began breathing again.

Witnesses say the 12-year-old may have fallen in while kicking rocks on the edge of the pond.

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