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    Tuesday, October 7 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-10-08 01:13:18 GMT
    A nine-year-old Temecula boy is in a medically induced coma, after a freak accident at his own birthday party.He was rushed to the hospital the night of Saturday, October 4 after he suffered a severe electrical shock at near his backyard pool. 
    A nine-year-old Temecula boy is in a medically induced coma, after a freak accident at his own birthday party.He was rushed to the hospital the night of Saturday, October 4 after he suffered a severe electrical shock at near his backyard pool. Now, his father is speaking out about his son's recovery. 
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A nine-year old boy is showing signs of improvement after he suffered a severe electrical shock at his own birthday party. It's possible he could emerge from a medically-induced coma Friday or Saturday.

Elijah was celebrating his 10th birthday on Saturday, October 4 at a pool party in his own backyard with family and friends from his baseball team, when he touched a metal support pole near the pool that had a frayed string of lights on it. Elijah was posing for a photo, but as his mother took the picture the boy touched the pole and fell to the ground.

His family shared the latest good news on Facebook, saying,"As of last night, he was doing great! As far as the nurses have told us, we are just now waiting on his body to wake up when it's ready."

His baseball coach, who is a sergeant with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, was able to pull the boy away from the pole and start CPR.

Elijahs' dad says his son was stable and breathing on his own before he placed in a medically induced coma, but that doctors feel this is the best way to let his body heal. According to his family, MRI results show Elijah's brain and heart are healthy.

His parents say they're excited for him to wake up soon, and can't thank the Temecula community enough for their prayers.

"We are overwhelmed with the amount of support," his father said.

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