3-Year-old critically injured after falling into water tank at Smugglers Notch Resort

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CAMBRIDGE — A serious injury incident is under investigation by the Vermont State Police, following an event at Smugglers Notch Resort on Thursday where a 3-year-old boy fell into a water storage tank and sustained life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. at the Cambridge resort. The child, whose name is being withheld, was walking near an outdoor splash pad when he fell into the below-ground basin filled with water.

On-duty lifeguards managed to free the boy after he had been submerged for roughly 10 minutes.

The child was rushed to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where he is being treated for his critical injuries.

At the time of the incident, he was part of a day-camp program organized by Smugglers Notch Resort.

Rescue services from Cambridge Fire and Rescue collaborated with the Vermont State Police at the scene. The Vermont State Police have further reported the incident to the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which handles workplace safety, as well as to the Department for Children and Families that oversees licensed daycare providers.

The investigation is still ongoing and police are encouraging anyone with information that might assist in the probe to contact the Williston Barracks at 802-878-7111.

This developing story will be updated as more details become available.

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