12 Year Old Nearly Drowns During Field Trip

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East Aurora, NY (WBEN) A 12 year old boy was rescued by lifeguards during a field trip to a community pool in the Town of Aurora.

Krieger says the lifeguards did exactly what they were supposed to do.

Krieger says it appears to be just a bad accident, and there's no suspicion of foul play.

East Aurora Schools issued this statement:

An incident occurred this morning during a Middle School field trip at the community pool.  It is the District’s understanding that the student involved was conscious and alert when transported to the hospital for evaluation.  The safety of our students is paramount and we are grateful to the lifeguards and to East Aurora’s first responders for their quick action and professionalism.