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Boy rescued in swimming pool near-drowning accident


WINONA, Minn. (KTTC-TV) -- A mother was able to bring a young boy back to life with CPR in a dramatic July 4th swimming pool rescue near Winona.

Winona County Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude says Noah Andrew Bonsell, 7, was discovered at the bottom of the deep end of an above-ground swimming pool at a home at 24516 County Road 9 about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The accident followed a picnic for family and friends at the home, with Noah and his family among those visiting for the July 4th activities.

Chief Deputy Ganrude says after everyone had gone inside, the homeowner noticed something at the deep end of the pool and rushed out and pulled the boy out.  That's when the boy's mother began using CPR technique.

"She brought him back," says Ganrude.

The child was given emergency care by first responders and then flown for treatment to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

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