Police: Child rescued after possible attempted drowning

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Police and firefighters in Virginia have resuscitated a child following an incident that authorities say may have been an attempted drowning in the Appomattox River.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred late Monday morning in Hopewell.

Hopewell police said they received a report of a woman and a child in the river. Bystanders told the officers who arrived that they saw the woman take the child into the frigid waters, authorities said.

The woman and child were in waist-high water. Police said in a statement that officers removed the child and began administering medical care.

Paramedics with Hopewell’s fire department resuscitated the child. The child was then taken to VCU Medical Center for medical attention.

Police said the woman had walked further out into the river before she was pulled to safety by Hopewell fire crews in a rescue boat. The incident remains under investigation. Police have not identified the woman or the child.