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Child recovering after near drowning in Rutherford Co.

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A 2-year-old is recovering after nearly drowning in his family's pool in Rutherford County on Wednesday.

Rutherford County officials say the boy had been swimming earlier in the day but had come back inside the home on Roy Arnold Road.

Later in the day, family members realized they couldn't find the boy and found him facedown in the pool.

Sgt. Chris Kauffman said the boy had not been in the water for a long time.

Family members tried doing CPR on the boy until medics arrived to assist.

"He screamed and cried," said Kauffman in a news release.

The boy was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There is no word on his condition.

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