Child nearly drowns in Longview Lake

A 6-year-old Kansas City boy nearly drowned this weekend while swimming with friends along the west bank of Mouse Creek at Longview Lake in Grandview.

The boy was swimming about 15 feet from shore about 2 p.m. Sunday when he went under, the Missouri State Water Patrol said.

A bystander saw the boy having trouble, jumped into the water and pulled him to shore. Emergency crews took the boy, who was conscious and responsive, to a hospital with minor injuries.