COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (KWQC) — UPDATE 6/14: The Superintendent at the Columbus Community School District tells TV-6 the boy is doing "fine" after Wednesday's incident.
Gary Benda said the staff did "an outstanding job" and had the boy out within "seconds" of noticing there was an issue.
According to Benda, one of the lifeguards was monitoring him when she saw him go under. The boy came back up, seemed to swim and then went back under again. However, this time he didn't come back up.
The lifeguard signaled another lifeguard who then went in and grabbed the boy out of the pool. Benda said the boy had a heartbeat but he was unresponsive. The staff administered CPR and called medics who arrived on scene and also administered CPR.
The boy was taken out of the pool and flown to Iowa City hospitals within 30-45 minutes according to Benda. The last update he received on the boy's condition was that he was doing fine and he was not experiencing any issues.
ORIGINAL 6/13: A child was found unresponsive at 4:09 pm on June 13th at a swimming pool in Columbus Junction.
The Louisa County Sheriff's office responded to a call of an unresponsive child at the Columbus Community Swimming Pool. The child became responsive after CPR was performed and was then transported by Air Care from the University of Iowa.
The Columbus Community Schools staff is responsible for the swimming pool.