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Life-saving teen
Gilley Pool lifeguard rescues boy
A helicopter is shown making its landing Monday morning at Cat Walker Field to airlift an unidentified boy who was pulled from the water at Gilley Pool. The boy reportedly jumped off a diving board and couldn't make it back to the edge of the pool.
STATEMENT FROM MCMINNVILLE PARKS & RECREATION: Shortly after 10 am this morning we experienced the near drowning of a 12 year old boy at the Gilley Pool. We are proud of the immediate and heroic actions taken by one of our lifeguards on duty that potentially saved this young boys life. CPR was administered by this guard and emergency personnel were called and immediately responded to the emergency.