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Bartlett lifeguard saves boy from drowning

Posted by | June 27, 2018 | Uncategorized

Bartlett lifeguard saves boy from drowning

By Christopher HackerDaily Herald Correspondent

A lifeguard at the Bartlett Aquatic Center is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a young boy from drowning.Just before 2 p.m. Monday, the Bartlett Fire Protection District responded to a report that a child had been found unresponsive in a pool at the water park at 620 W Stearns Road, according to Assistant Fire Chief Bill Gabrenya. When first responders arrived, they found the child alert and crying thanks to the quick thinking of one young lifeguard, Gabrenya said. The staff at the water park told firefighters the lifeguard on duty was scanning the water and spotted the boy at the bottom of the pool. Gabrenya said the lifeguard jumped into the pool and pulled the child from the water, immediately performing rescue breaths and CPR. After about 45 seconds of CPR, Gabrenya said, the boy was revived and began to cry. The lifeguard’s name hasn’t been released, but Gabrenya said he appeared to be a high school-aged boy.   Read more