Life support

Kansas City teenage boy in Kansas pool on life support

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – A teenage boy pulled from a pool in Kansas City, Kansas, is on life support.

On June 5, firefighters removed the 13-year-old boy from the Parkwood Pool near North 10th Street and Quindaro Boulevard. Emergency teams attempted to resuscitate him while rushing him to hospital.

Doctors said they have since determined that he had no brain activity.

The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said the pool was fenced and locked at the time. MPs said the boy and two other children scaled the fence and the 13-year-old jumped to the bottom of the pool. Investigators said it resurfaced before being underwater one last time.

Investigators said the victim’s brother had arrived and tried to rescue him while the other two children alerted firefighters that help was needed.

Questions remain as to why the pool, which will not open this summer, was filled with water. The Unified Government announced last month that Parkwood Pool would not open due to a shortage of lifeguards.

What is not clear is whether the pool was recently refilled to help train future lifeguards. A post on the Unified Government’s employment page says you can enroll in a paid lifeguard internship program from 7 to 13 weeks until the end of the month.

Investigators said the other teens involved would not be charged.

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