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Boy nearly drowns again in same pool as first time

August 16th, 2011 10:08 am by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE. (AP) — A Knoxville toddler has nearly drowned for a second time in the same swimming pool.

Aiden Charles Martin, who is 2 years old, was listed in critical condition at East Tennessee Children's Hospital on Monday night.

A maintenance worker pulled the toddler from a backyard above-ground pool Monday afternoon and administered CPR, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/mSBqrF). A Knoxville police officer took over and was able to re-establish a pulse and shallow breathing to the boy.

Aiden had been found floating face-down of the same pool on Dec. 7. That time, his sitter, Jennifer Kitts, administered CPR until police arrived.

It wasn't clear where Kitts was on Monday when the boy again got into the pool.

The child's mother declined comment through the hospital.

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