Cape Cod

5-Year-Old Boy Pulled Unresponsive From Pond in Sandwich

Sandwich police say foul play is not suspected in the incident at Snake Pond Beach

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A 5-year-old boy was pulled from the water unresponsive Sunday evening while at a birthday party at a beach on Cape Cod.

Police in Sandwich, Massachusetts, say they initially received a 911 call around 7 p.m. for a missing child at Snake Pond Beach in Forestdale. Within minutes, police were told the boy was found under the water and was not breathing.

Bystanders were performing CPR on the child when Sandwich police and fire crews responded to the scene and took over.

The boy was rushed by ambulance to Falmouth Hospital, police said. There was no immediate update on his condition Sunday.

A witness told NBC10 Boston the boy was found in waist-deep water, not far from the water's edge.

According to police, the boy was at the beach with a parent. Someone else who was at the beach Sunday told NBC10 Boston there were a lot of beachgoers, with about 20-25 children at the birthday party, and that everyone immediately jumped into help.

Police initially said the child was 7 years old but later corrected to say he is 5.

Sandwich police are continuing to investigate along with Massachusetts State Police and the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office. Foul play is not suspected.

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