New Jersey

Drowning Boy, 8, Pulled from JCC Swimming Pool: Authorities

Lifeguards pulled an 8-year-old boy out of a swimming pool at a Jewish Community Center in New Jersey Thursday afternoon when he began to experience a medical problem, authorities said.

The boy, who was reportedly drowning, was given CPR by lifeguards and the police and rushed to Englewood Hospital.

The boy was wading in the shallow end of an outdoor pool at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, center officials said.

He was later transferred to Hackensack Hospital. Information about his condition wasn't available.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as we all hope for a full recovery," JCC said.

The pool was closed for the day after the 3:30 p.m. incident.

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