NC toddler nearly drowns at beach/ATV park

Busco Beach in an photo from their Facebook page.

GOLDSBORO, NC (WNCN) — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said that a witness helped save a child from drowning Saturday evening at Busco Beach.

Deputies say they received the call around 7:20 p.m. about a toddler who was unresponsive.

Deputies say the toddler was around either 2 or 3 years old. They said a witness saw the child in the water and rushed to pull the toddler to safety.

The person was able to perform CPR until EMS located the child.

A deputy drove the ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital while the EMS worked to take care of the toddler.

Busco Beach and ATV Park is a recreational riding facility and man-made beach in Goldsboro. A Raleigh teenager drowned there in 2012, according to info from WITN-TV.

The child from Saturday’s incident is still at the hospital and is expected to be okay.

— Info from WNCT-TV

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