Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lifeguards Rescue a Man in Distress

On July 19, 2011, officers and paramedics responded to the Blue Jacket Pool at 101st and Bond Street. The on-duty lifeguards called for assistance after a male swimmer became unconscious.

An on-duty lifeguard recognized that a man was not surfacing. She alerted those at the pool and entered the water to assist him. She pulled him to safety where she and another lifeguard resuscitated the man.

When police and medical personnel arrived, the man was breathing on his own and able to respond to questions. The man was transported to a local hospital.

Thanks to the quick action and lifesaving efforts by these lifeguards, this man is expected to make a full recovery.