Update: Two-year-old Noah Weisberg is still in a Dallas Hospital tonight.
Because Noah's mother works for the Tyler Police Department as a dispatcher, Chief Gary Swindle made the trip to Dallas today to be with the family. Chief Swindle tells us Noah is on a ventilator and highly sedated. He said it continues to be too early to tell, but the next 48 to 72 hours will be the most critical.
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police were called to a home in the 600 block of S. Kennedy after a family found a two-year-old floating in the pool. Police say the family normally takes precautions to make sure their pool is safe.
"As a rule, the adults basically keep the ladder away from the pool when they're not present in the back yard," Officer Don Martin said.
But that was not the case Thursday night. Somehow, 2-year-old Noah Weisberg got out of the house, and made his way into the pool.
Noah's grandfather was grilling hamburgers when he saw his grandson floating in the pool.
"They immediately went to the pool, and got him out of the pool as quick as possible," Martin said. "They started CPR, and called 9-1-1."
Martin says Noah still had a pulse when he was pulled from the pool. He was taken to ETMC in Tyler, then flown to Dallas.
Neighbors said the boy had turned blue, and the family was asking for very specific help.
"The aunt asked would we pray, that the nephew is not dead," said Jesse Green. "And we said we'd do so."
Another neighbor told us that the neighborhood is pretty close, and the prayer chain grew pretty quickly.
"We got down and we prayed with the auntie, the mother was already too distraught," said Jennifer Blackwell. "But we prayed with the family. They're going to be alright, they're going to make it."
Now this close neighborhood is continuing to pray that this accident won't prove to be fatal.
Tyler police say that Noah's mother works for the department as a dispatcher. She lives at the home with her parents, and her two children.