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Near Drowning at Pool - July 30

Wednesday 30, 2008- 2:00 pm Two boys six and eight, nearly drowned and are being treated at UVA. The incident happened at a pool behind the Waynesboro Moose Lodge.
the eight year old is in critical condition and had to be air-lifted to UVA, the six year old was taken by ambulance.
Two babysitters, a mother and daughter, were responsible for the two boys at the time of the incident. One of the sitters saw the boys having trouble in the water and went in grabbing the boy nearest to her, the six year old, pulling him up out of the pool. Then the woman went back for the eight year old. Both boys were unconscious. There was a lifeguard on duty that looked after the boys when they were pulled from the water. The pool was closed after the incident for the remainder of the day.

Photo/Story Nathan Combs

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