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Toddler hospitalized after falling in pond near Edwardsville home

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EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois (KMOV.com) – A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized Wednesday after he fell in a neighbor's pond near his Edwardsville home.

Deputies said a woman called authorities around 3 p.m. after the 2-year-old and his twin brother went missing from their home on Cherokee Trail.

Relatives went searching for the two boys and found one of the twins submerged in a neighbor’s pond about a quarter-mile away from his home. The other boy was found sitting on the bank.

Deputies said one of the relatives pulled the toddler out and began performing CPR. A deputy came to the scene a short time later and continued CPR.

Authorities said an ambulance arrived and transported the boy to a nearby hospital. He was then airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital, where doctors say he is listed in critical condition.

The victim’s twin brother stayed at the scene to be evaluated and is expected to be OK.

Deputies said it was unknown how long the children were gone.

Authorities said they were still investigating the incident.

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