Boy rescued from pool, later dies


EMERALD ISLE, Carteret County - A five-year-old boy who nearly drowned last weekend in Emerald Isle has died according to Emerald Isle Police Chief Jeff Waters.

Police say a family from Maryland was staying at a home on the 7000 block of Ocean Drive in Emerald Isle. Emergency responders were called there shortly after 8 a.m. last Saturday and found the child in the pool.

Police say the boy died Thursday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville as a result of complications fro the near drowning.