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June 3, 2018

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A teenage lifeguard at the Jonesboro Pool Center is being credited with saving a life after rescuing a younger teen in a near drowning Saturday afternoon. Brycen Thomas, 17, of Bay, was on duty at 4:45 p.m., watching a group of swimmers compete to see who could hold their breath the longest. The game turned into a near drowning, as Thomas suddenly saw one boy lying motionless in 11 feet of water. Thomas single-handedly rescued the young teen, according to Jonesboro Fire Department Captain Jeremy Holler, whose rescue team reported to the scene. The teen was taken to St. Bernards and transferred to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Jonesboro Pool Center Director Jarrod Stroud checked on the boy Sunday and was told by Le Bonheur staff that he is improving but still hospitalized. Stroud said once Thomas rescued the boy, fellow lifeguards Shelby Corn and Alexis Kapales pulled him out and checked for signs of life. They detected a pulse, and the boy began to cough. The lifeguards placed him in recovery position on his side, and rescue personnel arrived. Holler said the boy was “breathing spontaneously and beginning to talk” as he was placed in an ambulance. But Holler said he would have drowned if not for the fast action of the lifeguard team. “He absolutely saved a life,” Holler said. “I believe the staff at the poolside, and especially the one young man, deserve public recognition.”
Bill Campbell Director of Communications City of Jonesboro

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