6-year-old in critical condition after near drowning

Murrells Inlet, SC - MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - A 6-year-old boy remains in critical condition after he was rescued from a Murrells Inlet pool Thursday night.

Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for Horry County police, said the boy was rescued from a pool at Oceanside Village around 7 p.m. Witnesses told police the boy was at the bottom of the pool in an estimated 6 feet of water.

EMS crews transported the boy to Waccamaw Regional Medical Center with a pulse. Shortly after his arrival to Waccamaw Regional, the boy was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina by helicopter.

The boy, according to a police report, is from Summerville, SC.

Copyright 2010 WMBF News. All rights reserved.