15-Year-Old Lifeguard Rescues 5th-Grader at North Carolina Pool

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Published on June 19, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s

15-Year-Old Lifeguard Rescues 5th-Grader at North Carolina Pool

A 15-year-old lifeguard at Southside Pool in Lexington followed her training and pulled a young boy from the water Sunday evening.

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15-Year-Old Lifeguard Rescues 5th-Grader at North Carolina Pool

LEAH MORRISON/ 16:16:59-LEAH MORRISON/ 16:16:59-I WAS LIKE I GOT TO DO SOMETHINGI WAS LIKE I GOT TO DO SOMETHINGI WAS LIKE I GOT TO DO SOMETHINGSO I JUST WENT FOR IT.SO I JUST WENT FOR IT.SO I JUST WENT FOR IT.DURING A SWIM TEST - PADDLINGSO I JUST WENT FOR IT.DURING A SWIM TEST - PADDLINGACROSS WATER 12 TO 13 FEET DEEPDURING A SWIM TEST - PADDLINGACROSS WATER 12 TO 13 FEET DEEPDURING A SWIM TEST - PADDLINGACROSS WATER 12 TO 13 FEET DEEP-ACROSS WATER 12 TO 13 FEET DEEP-ACROSS WATER 12 TO 13 FEET DEEP-A YOUNG SWIMMER STARTED TO SLOW-A YOUNG SWIMMER STARTED TO SLOWA YOUNG SWIMMER STARTED TO SLOWA YOUNG SWIMMER STARTED TO SLOWDOWN.DOWN.DOWN.LEAH MORRISON/ SOUTHSIDE POOLLEAH MORRISON/ SOUTHSIDE POOLLEAH MORRISON/ SOUTHSIDE POOLLIFEGUARD 16:16:59-LIFEGUARD 16:16:59-LIFEGUARD 16:16:59-HE GOT IN THE MIDDLE AND HEHE GOT IN THE MIDDLE AND HECOULDN'T DO IT NO MORE, AND HECOULDN'T DO IT NO MORE, AND HEGAVE THAT DEAD STARE.COULDN'T DO IT NO MORE, AND HEGAVE THAT DEAD STARE.WHEN LEAH MORRISON LOCKED IN ONGAVE THAT DEAD STARE.WHEN LEAH MORRISON LOCKED IN ONWHEN LEAH MORRISON LOCKED IN ONWHEN LEAH MORRISON LOCKED IN ONTHE 5TH GRADER FROM THETHE 5TH GRADER FROM THETHE 5TH GRADER FROM THELIFEGUARD STAND SHE DOVE IN.LIFEGUARD STAND SHE DOVE IN.LIFEGUARD STAND SHE DOVE IN.LEAH MORRISON/ SOUTHSIDE POOLLIFEGUARD 16:16:59- 16:17:45- ILIFEGUARD 16:16:59- 16:17:45- IJUST HURRIED AND JUMPED IN ANDJUST HURRIED AND JUMPED IN ANDJUST HURRIED AND JUMPED IN ANDTHEN I HAD TO WRAP HIM AROUNDTHEN I HAD TO WRAP HIM AROUNDTHEN I HAD TO WRAP HIM AROUNDLIKE TAKE MY ARMS SO THAT WAYTHEN I HAD TO WRAP HIM AROUNDLIKE TAKE MY ARMS SO THAT WAYHE'S LOCKED IN AND THEN PADDLELIKE TAKE MY ARMS SO THAT WAYHE'S LOCKED IN AND THEN PADDLELIKE TAKE MY ARMS SO THAT WAYHE'S LOCKED IN AND THEN PADDLEBACKHE'S LOCKED IN AND THEN PADDLEBACKHE'S LOCKED IN AND THEN PADDLEBACKTO THE SIDE TO LET HIM TAKE AHE'S LOCKED IN AND THEN PADDLEBACKTO THE SIDE TO LET HIM TAKE ABREATH.BACKTO THE SIDE TO LET HIM TAKE ABREATH.TO THE SIDE TO LET HIM TAKE ABREATH.TO THE SIDE TO LET HIM TAKE ABREATH.THE YOUNG BOY WAS SAFE.BREATH.THE YOUNG BOY WAS SAFE.THE YOUNG BOY WAS SAFE.THE YOUNG BOY WAS SAFE.AND THAT'S WHAT STEVIE HEDRICK,AND THAT'S WHAT STEVIE HEDRICK,A SOUTHSIDE POOL BOARD MEMBERA SOUTHSIDE POOL BOARD MEMBERSINCE DAY ONE, SAYS THEIRSINCE DAY ONE, SAYS THEIRLIFEGUARDS ARE TRAINED TO DO.STEVIE HEDRICK/ SOUTHSIDE POOLBOARD MEMBER 16:26:35- SHEBOARD MEMBER 16:26:35- SHEJUMPED IN, SHE GOT HIM, SHEJUMPED IN, SHE GOT HIM, SHEJUMPED IN, SHE GOT HIM, SHEBROUGHT HIM OUT THAT'S HOW FASTBROUGHT HIM OUT THAT'S HOW FASTYOU HAVE TO REACT YOU DO NOTYOU HAVE TO REACT YOU DO NOTYOU HAVE TO REACT YOU DO NOTHAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHATHAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHATHAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHATI'M DOING... AND SHE DID ANHAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHATI'M DOING... AND SHE DID ANEXCELLENT JOB.

THIS WAS THE 15I'M DOING... AND SHE DID ANEXCELLENT JOB.

THIS WAS THE 15I'M DOING... AND SHE DID ANEXCELLENT JOB.

THIS WAS THE 15YEAR OLD LIFE GUARD'S FIRST WEEKEXCELLENT JOB.

THIS WAS THE 15YEAR OLD LIFE GUARD'S FIRST WEEKEXCELLENT JOB.

THIS WAS THE 15YEAR OLD LIFE GUARD'S FIRST WEEKON THE JOB.YEAR OLD LIFE GUARD'S FIRST WEEKON THE JOB.YEAR OLD LIFE GUARD'S FIRST WEEKON THE JOB.STEVIE HEDRICK/ SOUTHSIDE POOLON THE JOB.STEVIE HEDRICK/ SOUTHSIDE POOLSTEVIE HEDRICK/ SOUTHSIDE POOLBOARD MEMBER 16:29:03-BOARD MEMBER 16:29:03-BOARD MEMBER 16:29:03-WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT WAS ABOARD MEMBER 16:29:03-WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT WAS AFANTASTIC JOB FROM A NEWWHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT WAS AFANTASTIC JOB FROM A NEWFANTASTIC JOB FROM A NEWFANTASTIC JOB FROM A NEWBEGINNER.

SHE DID A FANTASTICFANTASTIC JOB FROM A NEWBEGINNER.

SHE DID A FANTASTICJOB.BEGINNER.

SHE DID A FANTASTICJOB.BEGINNER.

SHE DID A FANTASTICJOB.A NEW ROLE THAT LEAH TAKES VERYJOB.A NEW ROLE THAT LEAH TAKES VERYA NEW ROLE THAT LEAH TAKES VERYA NEW ROLE THAT LEAH TAKES VERYSERIOUSLY.

LEAH MORRISON/SERIOUSLY.

LEAH MORRISON/SERIOUSLY.

LEAH MORRISON/SOUTHSIDE POOL LIFEGUARDSERIOUSLY.

LEAH MORRISON/SOUTHSIDE POOL LIFEGUARD16:20:16-SOUTHSIDE POOL LIFEGUARD16:20:16-16:20:16-WATCHING OVER PEOPLE AND MAKINGWATCHING OVER PEOPLE AND MAKINGTHEY ARE SAFE AND CAREFUL...THEY ARE SAFE AND CAREFUL...THEY ARE SAFE AND CAREFUL...JUST MAKING SURE THEY HAVE AJUST MAKING SURE THEY HAVE AREALLY GOOD TIME, BUT SAFETYFIRST.YOU HEARD ME MENTION THIS

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