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Successful Rescue at Kinsmen Water Park

By cityhr on 8/2/2018
 Successful Rescue at Kinsmen Water Park

 

Prince Albert, SK. – At approximately 3:30pm on Wednesday, August 1st, lifeguards at the Kinsmen Water Park responded to an unconscious 9 year old child in the main pool.  The aquatics staff successfully administered CPR and the child was alert when paramedics from Parkland Ambulance arrived at the park. The child was transported to the Victoria Hospital with an adult family member where they were treated for this non-fatal drowning incident.

 

Safety is extremely important at the Kinsmen Water Park as lifeguards strive to provide safe opportunities during public swimming, lane swimming, and swimming lessons. The City of Prince Albert would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the Kinsmen Water Park’s adult supervision policy which states: All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult (over the age of 18) in the water, within arms’ reach, at all times. Children ages 8-10 must be accompanied by an adult (over the ages of 18) in the Kinsmen Water Park.

 

The Kinsmen Water Park was closed Thursday, August 2nd in order to complete the investigation and properly debrief with staff and the park will reopen for regularly scheduled programming on Friday, August 3rd.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Jody Boulet

Director, Community Services

Phone: (306) 953-4800

 

Derek Blais

Recreation Manager

Phone: (306) 953-4800

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Corporate Communications
City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3

Email:  communications@citypa.com