A young boy was expected to recover after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at a KOA campground on Mallard Drive in Richmond, police said.

Police Chief Scott MacMaster said police and paramedics were called to the campground around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 for a report of a 6-year-old boy pulled from the pool. Initially, the boy was reported to be neither breathing nor responsive, MacMaster said.

Rescuers who had pulled the boy from the pool started resuscitation efforts, and by the time police arrived the boy was breathing on his own and awake, though lethargic, MacMaster said. The boy was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

MacMaster said the parents were in the area of the pool at the time of the incident, and police have referred the family to the Department of Health and Human Services Child Protective Services. There were no criminal charges, MacMaster said.

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