On Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, Northbrook Park District lifeguards performed a successful rescue of a child in the pool at Meadowhill Aquatic Center, 1501 Maple Avenue, in Northbrook.  Several lifeguards then assisted with emergency care on the pool deck. A physician who was at the pool was integral in the response efforts. Northbrook Police and paramedics arrived at the pool, continued treatment, and then transported the child to a local hospital for medical attention.

Northbrook Fire department who were on the scene stated that the lifeguards’ actions were incredibly heroic, and have reported that the child was conscious and responsive when taken to the hospital.

In addition to the District’s extensive lifeguard training program, the guards also train each year with the Northbrook Fire Department to prepare for situations such as this one.  This year’s training at Meadowhill Aquatic Center occurred on Friday, June 9.

The Northbrook Park District trains hundreds of employees each year in skills that provide a safe experience for our patrons. We commend our lifeguards on their swift response and their commitment to safety.

If you have any questions about this incident, please contact Ann Ziolkowski, Director of Communications, Northbrook Park District, at 847-897-6129 or aziolkowski@nbparks.org.