A 3-year-old boy was administered CPR last night at the Holmes Aquatic Center and is expected to make a full recovery, University Park officials said today.
The child was playing in the main pool near his mother around 7:45 p.m. when she noticed he was not breathing. She quickly removed her son from the pool, and a lifeguard immediately began CPR. After three or four minutes of resuscitation, the child began breathing normally.
He was then transported to the hospital for further evaluation, said UP spokesman Steve Mace.
At the time of the incident there were 11 lifeguards on duty, Mace said. The 21 year-old lifeguard who performed CPR has worked at the Aquatic Center since 2007.