Lifeguards Prevent Drowning at Oak Ridge Outdoor Municipal Pool

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 6, 2022) – City of Oak Ridge Lifeguards were able to ensure that a near-drowning did not become a drowning on Saturday, June 4, 2022. A five-year-old female swimmer was recovered from the Outdoor Municipal Pool after having been in the water for an unknown amount of time. The patient was unconscious and not breathing when staff began CPR. After approximately 3 rounds of CPR, the patient began to expel water and breathe on their own.

The Oak Ridge Fire Department arrived on the scene quickly and found the patient was alert and breathing. While ORFD staff monitored the patient, she continued to vomit water but was alert enough to tell staff her name. Once the patient was able, EMS transported her and her mother to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital for evaluation.

Following the incident, Captain Steve London of the Oak Ridge Fire Department stated, “The lifeguard staff, and any bystanders that may have helped, should be commended as their actions undoubtedly saved this young girl’s life.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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