Lifeguards at a Kansas City YMCA saved a 19-year-old man from drowning at the Y's outdoor swimming pool, two Kansas City TV stations reported.
A Kansas City Y spokesperson told KCTV 5 News that the man had cramps before he sunk to the bottom of the pool. From KCTV 5:
YMCA lifeguards cleared the pool, pulled the man from the bottom and performed CPR on him because he wasn't responsive.
"Our lifeguards did what they're trained to do. They saved a life today," said John Mikos with the YMCA.
The teenager began breathing again and was responsive when police and fire emergency crews arrived after they were called to the scene around 1 p.m., the TV station reported. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released.
Mikos told KMBC 9 News that it had been a long time since there was a water rescue at a Y in Kansas City.