MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –– Lifeguards at Krepp’s Park Pool are credited with saving a young child’s life who suffered a medical emergency on Saturday, June 8.

According to a report from the Dominion Post, the 11-year-old son of Jason and Elizabeth Pauley had a medical emergency that caused him to fall into the water.

BOPARC lifeguards immediately came to his aid before the first responders rushed him to WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. The child reportedly lost a pulse for about two minutes and has spent the last several days in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Parents said the boy is making significant improvements, and they credit the quick action of BOPARC lifeguards, first responders, and the staff at WVU Medicine.

A fundraiser is planned at the Sweet Frog in the University Town Center on Saturday, June 15, from 6–8 p.m. The shop will donate 20 percent of all frozen yogurt sales to the family from that day on.

The pool has been closed since the incident and will reopen on Sunday, June 15.

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