A 5-year-old boy is in the hospital after nearly drowning Saturday afternoon in a Pinellas Park swimming pool, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to a report, Cash’us Pashaun Elias, 6064 43rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, was at a birthday party at 6539 Bonnie Bay Circle N. with 30 to 40 people, some of whom were in a swimming pool About 2:40 p.m., another child noticed Cash’us was in the pool, not moving. The boy was removed from the pool, and 911 was called.
Lealman Fire Rescue arrived and were able to revive the victim. Cash’us was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Deputies say the investigation is continuing, but the incident appears to be an accident..