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Child hospitalized after being pulled from lake in Forest Park

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after he was pulled from a lake in Forest Park on Tuesday.

Officials said the child was with his father at a lake near Steinberg Ice Rink around 2:30 p.m.

Authorities said the father was distracted for a moment and turned around to find his child in the water. The father then jumped in and pulled the boy out.

A witness who saw what happened called 911.

Firefighter officials said the child was breathing on his own when they arrived, but he was rushed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

Authorities said it was not immediately clear how long the child was in the water.

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