AMERICAN FORK, Utah -- A 3-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Wednesday after a near-drowning during a Steel Days event in American Fork.
Audra Sorensen, spokeswoman for American Fork, said two lifeguards quickly pulled the boy from the pool at the American Fork Fitness Center after he was spotted under the water.
According to Greg Skaggs, the victim's grandfather, the boy was taken to Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He returned home Thursday.
The incident occurred as the city is celebrating Steel Days, which is a festival spanning several days and events. Wednesday's events included a free swim day at the American Fork Fitness Center. The event was scheduled to continue until 10 p.m. but was ended early at about 7 p.m. due to the near-drowning.
Sorensen said the pool was packed due to the free swim event, and she said it was excellent work on the part of the lifeguards who spotted and rescued the boy among the crowded pool.