Lifeguard makes two rescues in 10 minutes

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Joshua Davis performed a double rescue in June 2022. (Bellaire Parks and Recreation)

A teen lifeguard had an unbelievable day at work while watching over a pool in Bellaire. 18 year old Joshua Davis had to jump into action, not once, but twice in one day at the Bellaire Family Aquatic Center.

On the first rescue, a child jumped off the side of the diving board and got the wind knocked out of him. Davis blew his whistle, the pool manager and head lifeguard rushed to assist. Davis performed a victim assessment then returned to duty.

Then, within in 10 minutes Davis found himself at the center of another rescue.

According to the park’s department, a child that could not swim jumped off the diving board and was actively drowning. Davis quickly jumped into the pool to rescue the child. The pool manager and head lifeguard rushed out with the backboard, AED, and crash bag to assist in the emergency.