CHICAGO (CBS) — A lifeguard in Bartlett is being recognized as a hero after saving a boy from drowning Monday afternoon.
The Bartlett Fire Department responded to reports of a child underwater at the Bartlett Aquatic Center in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.READ MORE: Business Is Booming For Paralegal Turned Cleaning Contractor, Thanks In Part To CTA's 'Building Small Business Program'
First responders say they received the call around 1:45 p.m. Monday. A lifeguard at the Bartlett Aquatic Center found the boy unresponsive at the bottom of the pool, pulled the six-year-old boy out of the water, and performed CPR.READ MORE: Police Investigating Multiple Break-Ins On Northwest Side, Suburbs
Bartlett Fire officials say by the time they arrived on the scene, the lifeguard had already performed CPR on the boy for about 45 seconds. The boy was alert and crying when the Bartlett Fire Department arrived.
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The boy was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates in good condition.