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FREEPORT, Texas A 6-year-old boy was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital Friday afternoon after he nearly drowned near Surfside Beach.

At about 2:30 p.m., Freeport EMS responded to a call of a possible drowning near state Highway 332 in Brazoria County. Witnesses said that the child may have gone out too far in the water.

EMS transported the boy, who was conscious and breathing, to the hospital.

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