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Posted on: June 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Child transported to hospital from pool

A child was transported to the hospital Thursday afternoon after he was pulled from a pool at Washington Aquatic Center in an unconscious state.

Midland Police and Fire Departments responded to the pool at approximately 4:01 p.m. and transported an 8-year-old boy to the hospital. The investigation has found that the child was removed from the pool in an unconscious state and a pool manager and lifeguard performed CPR until he became responsive. He was transported by MFD and will be transferred to a Lubbock hospital for care.

The pool will be closed for the remainder of the day so that the City of Midland can provide support as needed to employees who were working at the time of the incident. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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