Child taken to hospital after being pulled out of YMCA pool

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 21:26:48-04

A child was taken to the hospital after officials say she was pulled from the water. 

Officials say the child was in a pool and appeared to not move. A lifeguard jumped in the water and pulled her out, performing CPR. She came to, coughing up water. 

It happened at the Waco Family YMCA located on 6800 Harvey Drive.

The child walked herself to a stretcher and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  

Waco Family YMCA Branch Executive Javier Urias gave an official statement Thursday evening.

"We are grateful for the quick actions of our lifeguards, staff and members. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we will not be making any additional comments. At the YMCA we encourage everyone to stay alert around all waterways," Urias said.

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