WDM-EMS-logoLifeguards are credited with saving a child who nearly drowned at a central Iowa swimming pool.

The four-year-old boy was pulled from the water in a kids’ pool at the Valley View Aquatic Center in West Des Moines. A news release from West Des Moines police  states the boy was likely under water for less than two minutes, but wasn’t breathing.

Lifeguards performed CPR until the child started breathing on his own.  It happened Tuesday afternoon and the boy was released from the hospital Wednesday.