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Following an incident at a Minot pool, a child is being flown to Fargo



Minot, North Dakota – After an incident Wednesday at the Roosevelt Park Pool in Minot, a child is being flown to a hospital in Fargo.

The Minot Police Department, according to Capt. Dale Plessas got a report of a six-year-old boy who was not responding at the pool.

Plessas claimed a nurse practitioner on the scene started administering CPR, and Minot Fire took over when they arrived.

According to the boy’s family, he was being flown to Fargo as of 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and was in stable condition.

According to Plessas, the incident is still being investigated.

The executive director of Minot Parks, Elly DesLauriers, gave the following statement to Your News Leader:

“An incident occurred at the Roosevelt Park Pool late [Wednesday] afternoon. A child was removed from the main pool and lifeguards performed life-saving actions along with emergency responders. The child was then taken away by ambulance to Trinity Hospital. Safety of our patrons is of our utmost priority. Our thoughts are with the patron and their family along with all involved.”

In light of the event, the park administration decided to close the pool for Wednesday night’s session. DesLauriers informed Your News Leader that the decision to open for the day would be made Thursday morning.

As we discover more, your News Leader will update this article.