Rescuers save teen after he nearly drowns at Independence water park

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A lifeguard and Independence police officer saved a teen from drowning Tuesday afternoon at a popular water park.

A city spokesman said the 15-year-old boy jumped off a diving board into a pool at the Adventure Oasis at 2100 Hub Drive.

The teen surfaced but ingested too much water. A lifeguard pulled the unresponsive boy from the pool.

The lifeguard and a police officer were able to revive the boy and he was conscious when taken to a hospital.

The water park is owned by the city of Independence but is managed by a private company. The company, Midwest Pool Management, referred calls to the city.

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