A boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning as a precaution after he hit his head while jumping off a diving board at the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 747 Ky.
Jimmy Gibbs, the city’s aquatics manager, said the boy got out of the pool on his own after apparently hitting his head on a diving board. Gibbs said the boy, who was there for a swimming camp, was alert and breathing.
“Lifeguards responded. Any time there’s potential for head and neck injuries we do call emergency medical technicians,” Gibbs said.
Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical workers were called about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to the pool. Division Chief Eve Tolefree said medics took the boy to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.