FERGUSON, Mo. – A 10-year-old was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after falling into a half-empty public pool at a Ferguson park.
The incident unfolded just before 2 p.m. at January-Wabash Park on North Florissant Road.
Two police officers, Ferguson Police Officer Jamez Knighten, and Calverton Park Police Officer Chris Robertson jumped in the pool to save the child. Once the child was out of the pool, officers began CPR till EMS crews arrived on scene and transported the child to a Children’s hospital.
Both officers needed assistance from the Ferguson Fire Department exit the pool, and were transported to DePaul Hospital for treatment. Both have since been released.