2 people rescued from near-drowning at water park in Huntley, Illinois

Two girls pulled from Huntley pool doing OK

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Staff members gather at picnic tables Monday afternoon at Stingray Bay Aquatic Center in Huntley where two swimmers were pulled from the water by lifeguards for being in distress. John Starks | Staff Photographer

Huntley Park District lifeguards pulled two swimmers who were in distress from the water at the Stingray Bay Family Aquatic Center pool Monday afternoon, police said.

By the time police and paramedics arrived about 2:50 p.m., park district employees already were attending to the girls.

According to the park district, pool lifeguards responded quickly when they observed that one patron was unresponsive and another appeared to be in medical distress, pulling both from the water.

“They were both conscious and alert. They were both doing OK when they left the pool,” Huntley Police Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said.

Paramedics took the two girls to Centegra Hospital-Huntley. The park district said they were both responsive and conscious. No other pool patrons were involved.

Source: Daily Herald

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