CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A teenager was airlifted to Indianapolis after being pulled from a Frankfort swimming pool.
Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon said the incident happened around 1:50 p.m. Monday at the TPA Swimming Pool in Frankfort. He said an unresponsive 15-year-old male was located in the deep end. He said lifeguards were able to pull the young man from the water and started CPR immediately.
Bacon said the victim was first transported to Frankfort St. Vincent Hospital. Mayor Chris McBarnes was at the pool after the incident and said the teen was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis.
Bacon said a family member said the boy is in serious condition. Out of respect for the family, his name has not been released.
Last July, an 8 year-old-girl had to be airlifted after nearly drowning at the TPA pool. She was released from the hospital the next day and thanked the pool’s lifeguards for saving her life.
Bacon said the lifeguards played a key role in Monday’s incident as well.
“Lifeguards have a very important job. It’s difficult when you have situations like this. But to my understanding, the lifeguards who were on duty did respond accordingly and acted appropriately,” said Bacon.
The pool was closed Monday and will be closed again on Tuesday.