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The pool manager at the Rothschild-Schofield Aquatic Center says a mother's yelling tipped off lifeguards that a four-year-old Wausau boy was in trouble and could be drowning.
Amy Walls said Tuesday that the yelling triggered a life guard to jump into the four-foot deep water, rescue the boy and get the needed help to revive him with CPR.
There were never any visible signs – screams by the boy and waving of his hands – to indicate to lifeguards the boy needed assistance, Walls said.
The incident happened Saturday.
According to Walls, the boy was by himself in the pool and wandered into water over his head, probably by "tippy-towing." He was on his stomach and then on his back before his mother realized he was in water over his head.
That's when she yelled, triggering the rescue, Walls said.
“He was never under the water. He had never left the surface of the water,” Walls said. “Your lungs can fill with water just as easily from the surface.”
The boy was conscious when he was pulled from the water but became impassive and CPR was administered, she said.
“By the time they did the fourth round of CPR, he was throwing up water,” Walls said.
Walls said on a typical, busy day at the pool, lifeguards will do three or four “saves” of swimmers who get in trouble in water that's too deep for them.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time, there is an indication that the person is struggling,” she said.
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