Child snatched from pool airlifted

Police and rescue workers may have saved the life of a year-old Jacó child who fell into a swimming pool Tuesday afternoon.

The name and condition of the child was not available Tuesday night.

A helicopter from the Dirección del Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea intercepted an ambulance in the middle of Ruta 27, the Caldera highway. The helicopter crew completed the trip by bringing the child to the Hospital Nacional de Niños in rainy weather.

The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social made the initial contacts, the security ministry said. Fuerza Pública officers, traffic police, firemen and the Jacó municipal police all were involved in the case, the ministry said.

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