3-year-old critical after falling into Schuylkill

Rescuers search for a 3-year-old who fell into the Schuylkill near St. Joseph's University boathouse.

A 3-year-old boy who fell into the Schuylkill about noon Saturday and was rescued about 45 minutes later was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, police said.

The toddler had fallen off the edge of a dock near St. Joseph’s University’s boathouse, along Kelly Drive, at about 11:55 a.m. His father jumped in, but was unable to find him, police said.

The police Marine Unit found the boy about 45 minutes later, police said.

Kelly Drive along the recreation-popular Boathouse Row had been closed in the area. Police reported it reopened around 2:30 p.m.