Authorities: 7-year-old boy drowns inside aquatic center on southeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Authorities are at the scene of a boy who reportedly drowned today at an indoor pool on the city’s southeast side.

Just before 2:30 p.m., authorities were dispatched to the Indy Island Aquatic Center, located in the 8500 block of E. Raymond St., on the report of cardiac arrest.

Authorities confirm a 7-year-old boy is dead after drowning Saturday at the center.

The boy was transported to Riley Hospital where he later died. Authorities said a possible “medical situation” caused the boy to go under the water.

A lifeguard dove in and pulled the boy to the surface. CPR was intitiated and an AED was used. 8 staff members were present at the time of the drowning, including 5 lifeguards. IFD has offered the assistance of their Peer Support team to assist staff members with critical incident de-briefing and support.

The pool has been closed today and tomorrow to the public. Per usual scheduling, it will also be closed on Monday and Tuesday. At this time, it is not known if it will reopen on Wednesday.

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