The Vermont State Police is investigating an incident in which a 3-year-old boy received life-threatening injuries after falling into a water storage tank at Smugglers Notch Resort in Cambridge.
The incident occurred at about 2:45 p.m. when the child was walking in an area adjacent to an outdoor splash pad at the resort and fell into the below-ground storage tank filled with water. On-duty lifeguards were able to free the boy from the basin. Initial investigation indicates he was in the water for approximately 10 minutes. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington for treatment of critical, life-threatening injuries.
The boy, a Cambridge resident, was participating in a Smugglers Notch Resort day-camp program at the time of the incident. His name is being withheld at this stage of the investigation.
Cambridge Fire and Rescue assisted the Vermont State Police on scene. VSP has notified the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which oversees workplace safety issues, and the Department for Children and Families, which oversees licensed daycare providers, about the incident.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information that could assist the state police is asked to call the Williston Barracks at 802-878-7111.
No further information is available at this time. VSP will provide updates as the investigation continues.