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Uncle Saves Boy From Drowning In Plymouth

BOSTON (CBS) -- A 12-year-old boy was rescued by family members after nearly drowning at his birthday party.

Friends and family of the child were gathered at the boy's grandfather's house in Plymouth for a barbecue on Saturday.

But the child somehow ended up face down at the bottom of the pool--and that's when his uncle dove in.

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A boy nearly drowned in a pool at this house Saturday. (WBZ-TV)

"They pulled him out of the pool," said Lt. Michael Connor of the Plymouth Fire Department. "They revived the child. After a few minutes, he spit up some pool water and regained consciousness."

Firefighters said the boy was breathing by the time paramedics arrived.

He was reportedly alert but a little groggy, so he was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out.

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