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UPDATE 04/25/11 4:15 pm: Noah Weisberg remains in critical condition in a Dallas hospital.

 


TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Two-year-old Noah Weisberg, the East Texas boy pulled from his family pool last night, is still in a Dallas Hospital tonight.

 

Noah's mother works for the Tyler Police Department as a dispatcher.

For that reason Chief Gary Swindle made the trip to Dallas today to be with the family.

Chief Swindle said Noah is on a ventilator and is highly sedated.

He said it continues to be too early to tell, but the next 48 to 72 hours will be the most critical.

Noah's grandfather found him floating in their above ground pool in the 600 block of Kennedy Avenue in Tyler yesterday afternoon.

Today a dispatch supervisor who Noah's mother works with closely said together she and Noah's mother are used to serving the community in crises like this one.

Laura Jewell has worked as a 911 dispatcher at the Tyler Police Department for about a year.

"She's an excellent employee. Always kind and always loving. She takes her job very seriously," said dispatch supervisor Amanda Cook.

On the other end of the phone when there's an emergency in Tyler.

"Anybody who has called 911, several people I'm sure, will remember talking to Laura and know that she's always there to help you when you're in a crisis and she's there to calm you down and has a very reassuring loving voice," said Cook.

But, now Laura and her family need the community to be here for them.

"We've had a lot of calls and really appreciate everybody calling us and their concern for Laura and little Noah. We just really need everyone to pray for her right now," said Cook.

"That was the first word through the aunt yesterday when we drove up. Pray. Pray for Noah's recovery," said Jesse Green, a neighbor.

Praying for a recovery that any mother would desperately need for her child.

"Her kids are her life. She loves those two little boys. We're very close knit here at Tyler Police Department so our anxiety is high just as the family is," said Cook.

Friends and neighbors continue to wait and pray for little Noah to come home soon.

Police said this was nothing more than a tragic accident. Both police and neighbors tell us the family is usually very cautious with their children, especially around the pool.

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