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Near drowning at Crystal Hot Springs

A 10-year-old Ogden boy was taken by helicopter to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City Saturday evening after he was pulled from the water at Crystal Hot Springs in Honeyville.

Box Elder County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Potter said the boy had been camping at the resort with his family, and had spent the day in the pool with his mother and sisters.  When the rest of the family left to return to their campsite, they assumed the boy had gotten out of the water, as well.  When he was not at their camp, they returned to the pool and found someone  performing CPR on the victim.

Honeyville EMTs and a Brigham City ambulance crew responded to the scene about 7 p.m.  The boy was transported by ambulance, but en route, had to be transferred to a second ambulance after the first developed mechanical problems on the freeway.  He was then taken by helicopter from Brigham City Community Hospital.

Updates as to his condition will be posted as received.

UPDATE:  Potter said the boy, who has been identified as Andre Trujillo, was discovered undewater in the lap pool at Crystal Springs by two young girls, who notified the lifeguard on duty.  When the victim was pulled from the water, he had a bloody nose and was siezing, Potter said.  He was breathing, but was not alert and was still unresponsive when placed in the ambulance for transport.


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