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7-year-old boy drowns at Cottonwood Heights pool

By Michael McFall

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jul 06 2014 04:03 pm • Last Updated Jul 06 2014 09:42 pm

A 7-year-old boy drowned Sunday in the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center pool.

Just before 2:30 p.m., a swimmer saw the boy underwater and brought this to the attention of the lifeguards, said Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Corbett Ford. The lifeguards brought him out and, along with help from two off-duty medical professionals, tried to save his life.

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The police and Unified Fire Authority arrived and took him to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition, but he died later that afternoon, Ford said.

"It’s an unfortunate, tragic circumstance that occurred," Ford said. "[The lifeguards] did everything they possibly could."


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