Minor Nearly Drowns in Amesbury, MA Lake
A minor nearly drowned Sunday afternoon at Lake Gardner in Amesbury but was revived at a hospital, according to Amesbury police.
Members of the police and fire departments responded to 911 calls from the lake around 3:50 p.m. about an individual drowning. The victim was located and pulled from the water within 30 minutes but did not have a pulse, according to police. Paramedics continued working on the minor after they were taken to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport where the finally established a pulse.
The victim was taken to a Boston hospital via medical helicopter for further treatment.
According to the city website there are no lifeguards on duty at Lake Gardner.
"Amesbury’s Police and Fire teams responded quickly and worked together to locate the victim in the water," acting police chief Craig Bailey said of the rescue effort, adding that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The minor was not identified by police.
The city run Lake Gardner was cleared out after the incident and will remain closed for a few days, according to Bailey.
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