Cross Plains Teen Lifeflighted After “Near Drowning” Behind ERHS Sunday

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Cross Plains Teen Lifeflighted After “Near Drowning” Behind ERHS 

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CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Cross Plains teen who lost consciousness Sunday afternoon suffered a “near drowning.” not hypothermia as originally reported, according to Robertson County EMS officials. (more details below) (Location of incident)

After a few minutes in the care of Robertson County EMS medics, the teen showed some improvement, said Cross Plains Fire Chief Tommy Jackson. The teen was Lifeflighted to Vanberbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

UPDATE: According to Cross Plains Fire Chief Tommy Jackson, the teen has improved and may be released from the hospital.

UPDATE: Incident reclassified to “near drowning:”  According to Robertson County EMS Assistant Director Russell Gupton. EMS was dispatched to the waterway behind the Kilgore Park in Cross Plains for a 13 year old that was unresponsive.

“This individual suffered what I would classify as a near drowning after he had reportedly been submerged in the water for approximately 2 minutes. He was unresponsive initially when the call was received and continued to suffer issues with level of consciousness at the scene,” Gupton said.

The rescue crews from EMS, Cross Plains Fire Department, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s office had to travel down a steep embankment and enter the water at time to reach the victim. The location was unaccessible by ambulance or ATV.

At the time of the call, the Robertson County 911 center requested LifeFlight to perform a flying standby. They arrived in the area quickly and were able to receive transfer of the patient shortly after he was moved to the ambulance.

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