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UPDATE: Child stopped breathing at Thorpe's in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The mother of a 4-year-old boy, found unresponsive at Thorpe's Family Fun Center in Waterloo, says her son is still on a respirator at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Mary Neelans told KWWL Reporter, Ron Steele, that her son, 4-year old Isaiah Neelans remains on a respirator, and is listed in stable condition.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon. Authorities were called to the center in Waterloo for reports of an unresponsive child.

Following a short search, those at the scene found Isaiah unresponsive, with a rope, used to secure an inflatable structure, around his neck. It's unclear how the boy became entangled in the rope.

The mother started CPR, in an effort to revive Isaiah. Rescuers rushed Isaiah to a Waterloo hospital and then flown to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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