Student found unconscious in Lake Stevens HS swimming pool

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. -- A student in his early 20s was rushed to a local hospital after he was pulled unconscious from the bottom of a swimming pool at Lake Stevens High School Friday morning.

The incident happened during a P.E. class around 11 a.m. when the aquatics manager did a head count near the start of class and noticed they were a student short, said Jayme Taylor with the Lake Stevens School District. The student was found in the pool.

The aquatics manager, who is a certified lifeguard, pulled the man from the water and began CPR as the school called 911.

Medics said they were able to get a blood pressure and a pulse on the man before rushing him to Providence Medical Center in Everett where he is listed in critical condition.

Taylor said their pool is used by classes of all ages through early 20s just based on needs and education they can provide in their programs.

In the meantime, Taylor said their pool staff was obviously very shaken by the incident.

"Our aquatics manager is understandably upset," Taylor said. "This is the first time something like this has happened and so she's very attached to her students and she's noticeably upset but she did everything she should of and I think she did a wonderful job."