NAPLES, Fla.- Two children remain in the ICU at a North Naples hospital after two separate near drownings yesterday in Collier County. A 5-year-old was pulled from a retention pond in North Naples. A 7-year-old and two other teens were rescued from the south end of Pelican Bay.
In a recording of the 911 call regarding the incident at Pelican Bay, a rip tide swept away 8-year-old Fabio Guzman around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Two teens, 13-year-old Frank Torres and 16-year-old Ezequiel Gonzales, jumped in the water to save him, but got stuck and swam back to shore. Luckily, two men who work at Pelican Bay grabbed a kayak and paddled out to rescue the boy. They pulled him onto the boat, brought him onto the beach and started CPR. A woman who saw the commotion called 911.
Fabio Guzman is at the pediatric care unit at the hospital.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the 5-year-old girl involved in the other incident was found in a retention pond off Orange Blossom Drive and Airport Pulling Road.
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