Lifeguards save drowning teen at Baylor Beach Park near Brewster

Sugar Creek Township. ‒ Lifeguards at Baylor Beach Park rescued a 13-year-old drowning victim Wednesday afternoon.

“When we arrived on scene, they had already pulled her out of the water,” Brewster Fire Chief Chris Colucy said. “They were performing CPR and other measures.”

These measures included the insertion of an automated external defibrillator, capable of delivering an electric shock to restore a normal heart rhythm.

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Colucy said the girl was unresponsive when she was placed in the ambulance. But during the trip to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, she began fighting with doctors in the back of the vehicle.

When they arrived at the hospital, Colucy said, the trauma doctor said rescuers saved the girl's life.

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“The actions of the rescuers who were on site (…) saved the life of the little girl,” said the fire chief. “Without their heroic efforts, this little girl would not have survived.”

Brewster medics were called to the park's lake Wednesday at 3:54 p.m. and arrived about 4 minutes later, Colucy said.

The girl was expected to be taken to an Akron hospital after being stabilized at Mercy, Colucy said. He said she should recover.

Contact Nancy at 330-580-8382 or [email protected]. On X, formerly known as Twitter: @nmolnarTR.

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