Lifeguards' 911 call saves 8-year-old

2013-06-03T00:00:00Z Lifeguards' 911 call saves 8-year-oldArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

An 8-year-old boy is recovering from a near drowning at a public swimming pool in Marana Sunday.

Northwest Fire District paramedics received a 911 call from lifeguards at the Ora Mae Harn District Park pool, saying the child was breathing but unconscious, said Capt. Adam Goldberg.

He said they believed the boy had been underwater about four minutes.

The child was flown to University Medical Center and was responding well, Goldberg said.

Family members were also at the pool at the time of the incident.

"What is shows us is that even at a community pool where there are lifeguards present, parents cannot let their guard down when their children are in the pool," he said. "Those lifeguards are watching 50 or 60 kids."

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