According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, a two year old child is in critical condition following a drowning incident in Cornville on Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 3 PM, the Somerset Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a residence on James Road in Cornville.  The caller explained that a child had been found, unresponsive, in a pond on the property.

The press release goes on to say:

Skowhegan Fire Chief Shawn Howard was in the area, heard the call, and was first to arrive on the scene immediately starting CPR on the child. The child was transported by ambulance to Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan and then sent by Lifeflight to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he remains in critical condition.

While the investigation continues, law enforcement says that it appears it was just a very tragic accident.

Several agencies responded to the call including the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police Troopers, Game Wardens, Forest Rangers, and Maine State Police’s Major Crime Unit.

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