7-year-old drowns at Cottonwood Heights pool

Published: Sunday, July 6 2014 8:10 p.m. MDT

Updated: Sunday, July 6 2014 11:24 p.m. MDT

Indoor pool at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center.

Jason Olson, Deseret News Archives

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — A 7-year-old boy drowned Sunday while swimming at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center.

Around 2:30 p.m., a fellow swimmer at the pool spotted the boy underwater and alerted a lifeguard, according to the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. Recreation center staff and other bystanders attempted to revive the boy, who was transported to Intermountain Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

"When we arrived, lifeguards were already providing life-saving measures, in addition to two nurses that happened to be there off duty," Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Corbett Ford said.

It is not yet known why the boy was having difficulty swimming or how long he had been underwater.

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