A child has been rushed to hospital in serious condition after a near drowning in the Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West area.

Emergency crews were called to a home on Strathearn Road around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the five-year-old boy was pulled from a backyard pool.

A birthday pool party was taking place at the time of the incident.

“It was a child’s birthday party. This boy here was a guest,” said Const. Wendy Drummond.

Paramedics says CPR was performed on the child and he was breathing and alert as he was taken to hospital.