Springville police are investigating the drowning death of a 19-year-old man at a city park Sunday.
According to police, they received a call about 5:30 p.m. that the victim had been pulled from the lake at Wayne Batholomew Family Park. The victim, whose name has not been released, was not breathing, and family members and a nurse practitioner who was also at the park performed CPR on him until officers and medics arrived. According to a Facebook post, 15 minutes of CPR efforts to revive the 19-year-old were not successful.
The 3-acre pond at Bartholomew Park — which, according to the city’s website, is 15 feet deep at its deepest point — is not staffed with lifeguards. The city’s website warns park-goers they must “swim at own risk.”
“This is a heartbreaking incident for his family, his friends that were there with him, and to everyone at the park yesterday,” Springville police posted. “No family should have to bury a child, and our thoughts and prayers are with this young man’s family.”