Arapahoe County authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 12-year-old boy.
Sheriff Grayson Robinson says the boy died Sunday evening after being pulled from the pool at the Southglenn Country Club. He was there for a private birthday party and was pulled from the pool by another child after being found underwater in the shallow end.
Two lifeguards tried to resuscitate him but he was later pronounced dead at Littleton Hospital.
The sheriff says the drowning appears to have been accident but investigators are looking into the death.
Having two lifeguards at the scene and having another child pull the victim from the scene is totally unexcusable. Certainly these lifeguards were inattentive or poorly trained. It is unfortunate that these types of accidents happen when they are 100% preventable.