A metro youngster is recovering after a close call in the pool of a La Vista apartment complex.
Witnesses say a six-year-old boy was swimming in the shallow end with several other children when someone noticed he had been down too long. He was pulled to the surface.
Witness Mike Ganoe said a nurse, who happened to be swimming, started CPR and he helped out.
Ganoe said, “I could see his chest moving separately from the CPR so I got the nurse to stop compressions. We put him on his side so any water could come back out. The boy came conscious again and we kept him awake and helped him with his breathing."
He was taken to a hospital by rescue squad with his mother.
Ganoe said the boy appeared to be in stable condition.