Lifeguards Credited With Saving 4-Year-Boy From Drowning

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A 4-year-old boy is recovering after almost drowning Tuesday.

Paramedics were called to the Valley View Aquatic Center at 255 South 81st Street just after 1:30 p.m.

Lifeguards pulled the boy out of the water and performed CPR until the boy started breathing on his own.

Officials estimate he may have been underwater for less than two minutes before he was pulled from the water from the kids’ pool.

“The rapid actions of the lifeguards had a major impact on this child’s survival,” said David Edgar, West Des Moines EMS Assistant Chief.

The city of Des Moines says the boy was released from Mercy Medical Center Wednesday.

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