Neighbor rescues boy, 15, from pool

Published: June 4, 2008 | 7117th good news item since 2003

A 15-year-old boy was rescued from a pool Monday night after he lost consciousness, police said.

About 6:30 p.m., the boy was in a pool at a home on Sherwood Lane with two teenage friends when he went underwater and did not return to the surface, police said.

The two other teens saw that the boy was in danger, so one of them got out of the pool and yelled for help while the other tried to pull the boy to the surface, police said.

A neighbor, identified as Paul Urban, 61, heard the cries for help, responded and helped rescue the boy, who was unconscious and not breathing when he was pulled from the pool, police said.

Urban performed CPR on the boy and eventually revived him, police said.

The boy was taken to Capital Health System’s Fuld Campus in Trenton as a precaution, police said. His condition was not immediately available.

His identity was not released.

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