Boy rescued from Blue Pool

Thursday 24th July 2014 – 11.30am – Chris Kowalik.

A boy is considered very lucky after he was pulled from a large pool in Telford by a fisherman.

The fifteen year old was among a group of children swimming in Blue Pool when he got into difficulty.

Fortunately for him, a fisherman there pulled him out of the water and West Midlands Ambulance Service was called. The call time was shortly after 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 23rd July).

An ambulance crew attended.

Rob Marsh, Paramedic and Assistant Area Manager for Shropshire, said: “When the ambulance crew arrived, the boy coughed up one-and-a-half litres of quarry water.

“Because of the amount of dirty quarry water he had taken in, there was a danger of ‘secondary drowning’ – in other words, he was in danger of lung spasm and poisoning his own blood because of what was in the water.

“He was taken to Princess Royal Hospital to be dealt with by its resuscitation team.

“Also worryingly, despite the drama at the side of the quarry pool and the pleas of the ambulance crew on scene, the other children there at the time refused to get out of the water.”

See also:

Don’t take the plunge this summer


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