First responder: Child critical, but stable


Last updated 3/7/2020 at 2:50pm

CLOVIS — A 2-year-old boy pulled from Dennis Chavez Lake on Friday afternoon was resuscitated and rushed to the Clovis hospital, officials said.

Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the child was flown to Lubbock about 7:20 p.m. on Friday in critical, but stable condition.

Gershon said the child was showing "good signs of life after resuscitation," but the next 24 hours will be critical.

A police news release said officers responded at 4:14 p.m. to a report of a child not breathing. On arrival, "a family member along with a bystander were doing CPR on the child," the police news release said.

Police said the incident is being investigated by the Special Operations Division of the Clovis Police Department.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.


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