Published: Apr 29, 2010 11:24 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The father of a two-year-old boy who nearly drowned Tuesday says his son remains in critical condition at Healthpark Medical Center. 

The little boy nearly drowned in his family's above-ground pool. The family had been swimming a few minutes before the boy climbed back into the pool. The boy was in the water for approximately three to five minutes before he was discovered.