Unconscious man pulled from St. Louis Park pool


An unconscious man was pulled from a swimming pool in St. Louis Park Monday night.

The man, who is in his 40s, was swimming at a private residence when someone noticed he wasn't breathing, WCCO reports. He was pulled from the pool and CPR was performed, the station reports.

He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. His condition is not known, the news station says.

Crews responded to several water emergencies over the Memorial Day weekend, which marks the unofficial start of summer.

A 14-year-old boy went missing in the Mississippi River near St. Paul Park late Sunday afternoon and never resurfaced. His body was recovered early Monday morning.

An 11-year-old boy slipped off a rock while fishing on the St. Croix River in Taylor's Falls over the weekend. His uncle jumped in the river in an attempt to save him, but he was swept away by the current and is still missing. The boy was pulled to safety by another person.

A recent American Red Cross survey found that while 80 percent of Americans say they can swim, only 56 percent of those people can perform all five basic skills that could help save their lives in the water.

Drowning is the third leading cause of death from unintentional injury worldwide, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says. Nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. die from drowning each year, which averages to about 10 people a day, according to CDC statistics.

There were 29 drowning deaths in Minnesota in 2013, which was down from 40 drownings in 2012, according to Abbey’s Hope, a charitable foundation that promotes pool safety.

The organization notes that May is also Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Month.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers safety tips for safe summer swimming.

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