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Auburn baby remains ‘critical’ after falling into pool; support vigil planned for Friday

Vigil planned for Auburn boy fighting for his life

A prayer vigil is scheduled for Friday for a 1-year-old boy who wandered outside, and fell into an above ground pool.

“We need a miracle,” said Sherry Towle, the aunt of one-year old Jaxon Finizio. Finizio is at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in critical condition. “We are getting updates from the doctors four times a day,” Towle said of the urgent medical crisis. Jaxon Finizio is a fraternal twin. He has a twin sister and 6 siblings total.

The prayer vigil is set for Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Hoopes Park In Auburn. The public is welcome.

Finizio’s family members are holding out hope that a full-recovery will happen. However, there hasn’t been any change in brain activity.

“He just loves basketball,” Towle said. She is the 1-year-old’s aunt. “He would carry around a basketball bigger than he is – around the house.”

Family members thanked a passerby who noticed the commotion and took over performing CPR on the child. They say Josh Kreydatus happened to be in the neighborhood when he noticed commotion at the residence, prompting him to get involved.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.


REPORTS: Baby falls into Auburn pool (original story)

Police say a young child is in critical condition after falling into a pool on Seymour Street in the City of Auburn on Tuesday.

Auburn Police say they were called to 55 Seymour Street for the report of an unconscious baby that had fallen into a pool.

Officials say bystanders were performing CPR until rescue crews arrived on-scene.



The child, who is about to turn 2 years old this month, was transported to Auburn Community Hospital and later air-lifted to Golisano Hospital in Syracuse.

Auburn Police are asking that anyone having additional information related to this case to contact Auburn Police at 315-255-4702.

The investigation remains active.

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