Man taken to hospital after near-drowning

Man taken to hospital after near-drowning


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A young man, between 21 and 22 years old, was taken to the hospital Saturday night after he almost drowned in a pool, according to a Knoxville Fire Department official. 

Dispatchers received a report of a possible drowning at Crossroads West Apartments on Brent Way Circle at 8:46 p.m.

The man had been pulled from the pool by the time police arrived.  He was unresponsive and a police officer began CPR.  

D.J. Corcoran, a spokesperson for the Knoxville Fire Department, says the man left the scene with a pulse and an ambulance took him to UT Medical Center. 

The man's condition has not been released.  

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