A young boy fell into the Schuylkill River south of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge Saturday afternoon and was found about half an hour later, according to emergency officials.
The three-year-old disappeared around 12 p.m. at one of the famed college boathouses on Kelly Drive, officials said. Police identified the Saint Joseph's University boathouse as the location. That boathouse is in the 2200 block of Kelly Drive, about two miles upriver from the famous Boathouse Row.
At 12:38 p.m., emergency responders pulled the child from the river and began performing CPR, according to officials and emergency dispatch. The child "fell off the edge of the dock and into the river," police said in an email. "Father jumped in, but was unable to find him."
Paramedics rushed the child to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he is in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit.
Kelly Drive was shut down in both directions between the statue and the reservoir, police said. It was later reopened.
Correction: This story mistakenly described the location where the child fell into the river as Boathouse Row. The child fell in near the Saint Joseph’s University boathouse south of Strawberry Mansion Bridge.