Police: New Hope YMCA Lifeguard Saves Man’s Life
Police say a lifeguard saved a man’s life after the man nearly drowned at the New Hope YMCA swimming pool. New Hope police responded to the pool at around 6:15 a.m. Thursday.
“He was apparently lap swimming and the lifeguard saw something which was very concerning, and went into action in removing him from the pool,” said Captain Scott Slawson with the New Hope Police Department.
Police Call YMCA Lifeguard “a Hero”
When police arrived, they found YMCA staff performing CPR and using a defibrillator on a 60-year-old man. No official word on what exactly happened to the victim while he was swimming. But police say it was a team effort helping to keep him alive.
“It’s a chain of care we train for, on the medical side of things where the people who were right there are the best responders and the lifeguard by all accounts, was awesome,” said Slawson.
The man was taken to the hospital. No word on his condition. But police are calling the lifeguard “a hero.”