Palo Alto teen nearly drowns at country club


A 17-year-old male nearly drowned at the Palo Alto Country Club on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

Firefighters and medics from the Palo Alto Fire Department responded to the country club, at 3000 Alexis Drive, at 5:45 p.m.

First responders performed CPR on the teen before taking him to a hospital, where he spent the night recovering, according to the fire department.

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Posted by OK?
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Is he going to be OK? How scary!

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Posted by David
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 19, 2015 at 7:01 pm

A classic example of Shallow Water Blackout. It's is becoming more common to see this with experienced swimmers as they train to prolong their time underwater. Web Link

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jun 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

This story doesn't give credit to the employees of the country club who started CPR first and saved his life. KTVU did a better job in covering this.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:32 am

Indeed the KTVU coverage was good. An alert child apparently spotted the swimmer first and immediately notified staff who fished him out of he pool and administered CPR within moments.

Drowning is silent. Be alert and have a safe summer everyone.

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