9-Year-Old Found Not Breathing at Combest Pool Sunday Afternoon

Owensboro Police Department, Fire Department, and AMR sent to Combest Pool after a call came in about a child not breathing.

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 6:59 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2021 7:12 PM

Crews arrived around 3:45pm Sunday to the 1500 block of McJohnson Avenue at Combest Pool for a water emergency. Once arriving, they found a 9-year-old child not breathing.

Lifeguards had already begun CPR on the 9-year-old when crews arrived.

The child was then transported to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital before being transported to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY for further evaluation.

Officials said the child does not appear to have any life-threatening injuries.

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