South Windsor Lifeguards Save Unconscious Swimmer: Police

By Ari Mason
|  Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014  |  Updated 7:22 PM EDT
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Quick thinking by lifeguards at Veterans Memorial Park and Pool led to the saving of a woman who was unconscious in the pool.

Quick thinking by lifeguards at Veterans Memorial Park and Pool led to the saving of a woman who was unconscious in the pool.

A woman who was found unconscious in the pool at Veterans Memorial Park in South Windsor is alive and well today thanks to three lifeguards who rushed her to safety, according to the police department.

South Windsor police said lifeguards Kelly Wentworth, Alexandra Jones and Brandyn Lucca spotted the woman floating on her back in 4-5 feet of water around 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Police said she was unconscious.

The lifeguards pulled her from the pool and called 911. They began performing CPR when they failed to find a pulse, according to police.

Police said the woman "regained confused consciousness" and the lifeguards kept a close eye on her until police and EMTs arrived on scene.

The woman was taken to Hartford Hospital in stable condition, according to police.

Police said she was "in very good spirits" Tuesday morning and will make a full recovery.

"She thanks the entire staff at VMP for their rapid intervention and continued car," police said in a Facebook post Tuesday, adding that the lifeguards' quick thinking saved the swimmer's life.

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