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Boy critical after found in Grand Rapids hotel hot tub

Posted: February 16, 2012 - 5:07pm

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after being pulled from a hot tub at a northern Minnesota hotel.

Grand Rapids police were called to the Sawmill Inn about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a possible drowning. Officers were told a boy had been pulled from the hot tub and that CPR was in progress.

The boy was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital and then transferred to a hospital in Duluth.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Jim Denny tells the Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/xCD4YW) the boy had wandered off from a birthday party that was near the hot tub. Denny says investigators found no evidence of negligence.

Sawmill Inn assistant general manager Joanne Riehle (RYE'-lee) says the hotel is saddened by what happened but has no comment.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.