Children Nearly Drown in Vortex Springs

A child was clinging to life after nearly drowning at a Florida Panhandle recreation area Monday afternoon.

Officials with the Holmes County Sheriff's department say emergency personnel were called to the park at Vortex Springs about 12:45 pm.

A five year old boy had been pulled from the water.

The child was life-flight to a Pensacola hospital; he is listed in critical condition.

Authorities say the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

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