State Police respond to boy, 12, drowning at Highland Park

Troopers said the boy is listed in critical condition
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 6:05 PM EDT
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ENDWELL (WBNG) -- New York State Police responded to a drowning at Highland Park in Endwell Friday around noon.

According to State Police, when troopers arrived, the 12-year-old boy had already been pulled from water by lifeguards and CPR was preformed. Police said the boy was not breathing and did not have a pulse.

Emergency crews assisted the lifeguards with CPR, including the use of a Big Valve Mask to assist with ventilation.

Volunteers from the Endwell Fire Department applied an AED and paramedics and members of Union Volunteer Emergency Squad used a Lucas Device which provides automated chest compressions.

Police said the 12-year-old had a pulse and was breathing again when he was taken to Wilson Hospital. He was later airlifted to Upstate University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.