Crossville parents find missing child in Koi pond


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A 1-year-old found unresponsive in a Crossville fish pond is hospitalized in Knoxville.

This all according to an incident report from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 1, officers from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Potato Farm Road in Crossville. Deputy Kobe Cox, Deputy Christian and Deputy Ben Griffin arrived on the scene to find to father, John Neal, performing CPR on the child. Deputy Cox took over CPR.

Per the incident report from CCSO, John and Lacie Neal told deputies that their child had been missing for three to five minutes before he was found in the pond.

When EMS arrived on the scene, they were able to regain a pulse in the child.

Samuel was then transported to UT Medical Center by air medical. The child has since been taken to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

A DCS referral has been made on the incident, according to incident report from CCSO.

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