Boy rescued from Hyde Park pool after nearly drowning

HYDE PARK, Mass. (WHDH) — A boy was rescued from a Hyde Park pool Friday afternoon after he nearly drowned.

The incident happened at the Oslen Pool on Turtle Pond Parkway. According to State Police, the 7-year-old boy was rescued by a lifeguard and a good Samaritan at around 3:15 p.m.

Witnesses said the boy jumped into the pool with a group of friends and somehow got pulled into deep end. He then went under and started swallowing water.

A lifeguard jumped in and pulled the boy out and a mother who had brought her child to the pool helped the lifeguard perform CPR.

“Me and her just rotated, she did compressions, I breathed, we just rotated until we got a pulse, he’s fine, he’s going home, he’s going home tonight,” said good Samaritan Nikia Dean.

The boy was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital and is expected to be OK.

“I just couldn’t imagine that,” Dean said. “I couldn’t imagine him not going home tonight.”

 

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