SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — Good Samaritans rescued a 6-year-old boy from the water at the San Leandro Marina Sunday afternoon, police said.

At 4:19 p.m., San Leandro police received 911 calls reporting that a young boy in distress had been pulled from the water near a park at the San Leandro Marina on San Francisco Bay.

As emergency crews were responding to assist in the rescue, good Samaritans pulled the boy from the water and began performing life-saving measures, police said.

Emergency medical personnel arrived to find the boy unconscious and a good Samaritan performing CPR, which likely saved the boy’s life, police said.

The boy was transported to Children’s Hospital in Oakland for further treatment, according to police.

Officers are investigating how the boy got into the water and interviewing witnesses. Police believe the incident was an accident.

San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus extended his thanks to those involved in the rescue and called them “true heroes.”

“If it weren’t for observant people in the park and their swift actions, the outcome of today’s incident may have been drastically different,” McNamus said.

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