3-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Falling Into Schuylkill River

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after he fell into the Schuylkill River and wasn't found until about an hour later. NBC10's Aundrea Cline-Thomas has the details.

(Published Saturday, July 15, 2017)

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.

A 3-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in the Schuylkill River. It took crews about 30 minutes to find the child. NBC10's Aundrea Cline-Thomas has the story.

(Published Saturday, July 15, 2017)

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.