Two kids hospitalized following incident at Collicutt pool

Two young children were pulled from the water and resuscitated by Collicutt Centre lifeguards after a frightening swimming mishap Thursday evening.

Two young children were pulled from the water and resuscitated by Collicutt Centre lifeguards after a frightening swimming mishap Thursday evening.

City recreation superintendent Kay Kenny said a lifeguard noticed a four-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in distress in the wave pool about 7 p.m.

“The staff member responded and pulled out both individuals and took them to the side of the pool and that individual and another lifeguard began resuscitation.

“They were resuscitated very quickly,” she said.

Red Deer Emergency Services was called and an ambulance was soon on scene.

“By the time EMS arrived both individuals were conscious and speaking and were alert.”

Both children, who are believed to be brother and sister, were taken to hospital and joined by their parents. At least one parent had been swimming at the pool with the children.

Kenny believes the children were kept in hospital overnight but did not have confirmation.

“It was a scary incident but handled very, very well,” she said.

“Our staff responded effectively. They train over and over and over for just this kind of eventuality and they came through with flying colours.

“I’m very proud of them.”

Just Posted

UPDATED: Economy and health care expected to be hot election topics

Premier Rachel Notley makes announcement on Tuesday morning

Cruel and sadistic: Central Alberta dog rescuers believe there are dog fighting rings in province

With the increased number of stolen dogs, some central Alberta rescuers are… Continue reading

Red Deer hospital expansion recognized in throne speech

Society for Hospital Expansion in Central Alberta calls for more details

Mixed Nuts revue presented Saturday to kick off first Carole Forhan Theatrical Scholarship

Broadway songs, comedy skits are part of the Red Deer Players production

Opinion: Let’s be heard ‘loud and clear’ during provincial election campaign

By David Marsden During the banquet for Sunday’s Boston Bruins alumni game,… Continue reading

Documentary on Colten Boushie case to open Toronto’s Hot Docs festival

TORONTO — A film examining the case of a young Indigenous man… Continue reading

Want to help bees? Plant flowering herbs

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize… Continue reading

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’

GENEVA — A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it… Continue reading

Photos: Three moose spotted in Red Deer Tuesday

Three moose were spotted in Red Deer Tuesday morning. Red Deer resident… Continue reading

Andreescu rockets to No. 24 in WTA Tour rankings after Indian Wells title

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has rocketed to No. 24 in the WTA Tour… Continue reading

Canadian figure skaters looking to reach new heights at world championships

Nam Nguyen, Alaine Chartrand and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro all have… Continue reading

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is… Continue reading

Most Read