At 5:40 pm, on Monday January 21, an alert went out for a possible drowning at the Great Mills Swimming Pool, located at 21100 Great Mills Road. Off duty Sheriff’s Deputies were the first to arrive on the scene, followed by two volunteer firefighters, who came from their nearby residence. The first responders arrived to discover the elderly male lying unconscious on the concrete next to the pool.
The police and firefighters worked together to give the patient CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) until rescue workers and medics arrived. Rescue workers continued CPR and tried numerous times to revive the patient using a defibrillator.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital and later transferred to an area trauma center, where his condition is unknown at this time.