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Evansville facing legal action from family of boy rescued from bottom of pool

A young Evansville boy is back in the hospital on Tuesday night after being rescued late last month from the bottom of Rochelle Pool.

Tuesday, his mother's attorney tells 14 News that they will soon file legal action claiming negligence on the part of the City of Evansville.

The boy's mother, Jennifer Reed, says she is with her son right now at St. Mary's after he began suffering intense seizures.

Her attorney, San Barfield, tells us he doesn't know how long the 3-year-old was underwater at Rochelle pool before being rescued.

Reed says her son was at the pool on June 25th on a trip through Memorial Childcare on Canal Street. She says, somehow, her son ended up at the bottom of the swimming pool and was there for an undetermined amount of time.

She says her son was rescued by lifeguards and then spent time in the hospital before being released on medication.

A time later, she says her son began suffering seizures and was readmitted to St. Mary's on Sunday, where he is under medical supervision.

Barfield says he will soon file the claim with the city, claiming negligence. City attorney Ted Ziemer tells 14 News he is not aware of the incident and has no comment.

An employee with Memorial Childcare, who sponsored the trip, says she has no comment at this time.

On Tuesday night, Barfield says the boy is stable and may be able to go home later this week. We'll keep you updated.

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