UPDATE: The teen pulled from the Huron River has succumbed to being under water for 40 minutes before first responders were able to him and administer CPR, according to statements given to FOX 2 Detroit by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies.
ORIGINAL REPORT PUBLISHED 6:14 P.M.: The Washtenaw County Sheriff Diving Team rescued a 14 year old boy from Detroit from drowning in the Huron River, Thursday afternoon.
According to a spokesman from the Sheriff, the teenager was on an outing with his family at the Zeeb Road Bridge. The family was spending the afternoon with relatives from California. They accessed a walking path near the water and were spending the afternoon relaxing.
At some point, the teenager was wading in through the river and unexpectedly began to struggle in the water. The family lost sight of him and enlisted the help of passerby’s. They called 911 at 3:45 p.m.
The sheriff and Scio Township Fire Department both responded. The sheriff brought out a diving team.
At 4:22 p.m., the boy was found and pulled out of the water. He was revived using CPR while being transported to the U of M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, according to WXYZ. He remains in critical condition.
Attempts to contact the Scio Fire Department and the Huron Valley Ambulance were unsuccessful.
Stay tuned for further updates. We will be updating this story as more information becomes available.