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Child submerged in ATV crash revived with CPR

05/10/2012 06:30 EDT | Updated 07/10/2012 05:12 EDT

A three-year-old boy strapped into a car seat atop an ATV carrying rack is recovering in hospital after a crash where the vehicle was submerged in a slough and the child was dangling underwater, according to RCMP.

RCMP said the crash happened Wednesday in a rural area about 16 kilometres northwest of Hudson Bay, Sask.

According to RCMP, seven people were travelling together on three ATVs.

The ATVs were of the four-wheeled style, known as quads.

"One of the quads had a child's car seat strapped to the rear rack of the quad held in place with straps and a three-year-old was riding in the seat while his father operated the quad," RCMP said in a news release about the crash.

"At one point during the ride, the quad with the car seat rolled and came to rest upside down and submerged in a slough," police said.

The child in the car seat was trapped underwater for a brief period before being pulled out by other people in the group.

Police said when the youngster was finally removed from the seat he was unresponsive and CPR was used to revive the child.

Family members then took the child to hospital in Hudson Bay.

The boy was subsequently flown by air ambulance to Saskatoon for follow-up care and observation.

Police noted that alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash, and said their investigation was ongoing.

Hudson Bay is about 300 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

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