• Lifeguards credited with saving teen who nearly drowned at YMCA pool


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lifeguards at a Charlotte YMCA are being credited with saving the life of a teenager who nearly drowned Wednesday afternoon.

    Paramedics responded to a near drowning call Wednesday at the Keith Family YMCA in University City.

    In a statement sent to Channel 9 from the YMCA, lifeguards rescued a teenage boy at the outdoor waterpark. They performed CPR and the boy was conscious when paramedics arrived.

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    Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene on Mallard Creek Road around 3 p.m. and first responders could be seen outside the YMCA.

    Officials said the teen was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries but was awake and talking.

    The pool has been closed and it's unclear when it will be reopened.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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