7-Year-Old Critical Following Near-Drowning

  • Happened at Carolina Lakes.

    A 7-year-old is in critical condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill today after he was found unresponsive in the water at Carolina Lakes.

    On Saturday, deputies answered a call to 900 Carolina Way, Sanford, which is the gated Carolina Lakes community in western Harnett County. The 7-year-old Cameron boy was playing in the water at the beach when a family member found him unresponsive, according to a press release from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. Bystanders performed CPR until medical responders arrived. The child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center then later transferred to UNC Hospitals.


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