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Aquatic Director Says Close Call at Pool is a Reminder for Parents

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After a little girl had a close call at Splash Montana Monday, aquatic supervisor Eric Seagraves says parents need to pay closer attention to their young children.

Monday afternoon a young girl was floating face down in the water. A lifeguard gave her two rounds of CPR when she finally exhaled some water and tried to sit upright.

Even though Seagraves says she recovered pretty quickly, she did go to the hospital.

On a typical sunny day almost 1,500 people can walk through the turn styles between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

"What it really means is that we're going to continue to stress the importance of parents following our facility rule, which is that children six and under need to be directly supervised by adults. In this case, that was not occurring," said Seagraves.

Right now, they have 46 lifeguards plus 10 head lifeguards. Seagraves says he is not planning on upping that number anytime soon because of this close call.

 

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