On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at approximately 2:04 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department and Emergency Medical Services of the Clovis Fire Department were dispatched to 1201 North Sycamore Street, Hillcrest Park, in reference to a near-drowning victim. On arrival, they attempted to recover a 12 year old male who was submerged under the water, in a pond at the park. Clovis Police Officers and Clovis Fire Department personnel jumped into the water and were able to recover the 12 year old male. The child was relayed to Clovis Fire Department ambulance for transport to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The child was stabilized and has subsequently been transported via Aerocare helicopter to a Lubbock, Texas pediatric intensive care unit. He is listed in critical condition.