Two Boys Nearly Drown In Apartment Complex Pool

Two Sioux Falls boys are in the hospital, one of them in critical condition, after a near drowning.

Police were called around 5:30 p.m. Friday to the Timberland Village apartment complex’s indoor pool at 3401 E. 11th Street.  By the time they arrived, a 12-year-old and 9-year-old boy had already been pulled out of the water by a nearby witness.  They were unresponsive when they were pulled out.  Investigators say the boys were playing in the pool with friends when they somehow went underwater. 

Life-saving efforts were performed on the boys, who live at the apartment complex.  Police say the 12-year-old is in critical condition and the 9-year-old is stable.  Their names were not released.

The incident appears to be an accident and is still under investigation.  No charges are pending.