[firm-name] to fight on behalf of near-drowning victim

The Ausband & Dumont in Atlanta is representing the family of a 14-year-old boy who nearly drowned at a DeKalb County swimming pool on June 22.

WXIA reported that the boy was pulled from the Browns Mill Family Aquatic Center pool, and a man identifying himself as a lifeguard proceeded to call 911 rather than administer CPR at the scene. Reports of the 911 phone call suggest that the man did not know how to do CPR; he instead shouted at the crowd to keep back and urged the emergency operator to send help quickly.

It was not clear why the victim, Brionne Sloane, began struggling in the water, but he was unconscious and not breathing when he was pulled from the pool. He remained unable to breathe on his own for a couple of days at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, but was fortunately released without any apparent permanent injuries. His mother continues to question the safety of this swimming pool, staffed by lifeguards who appear untrained and unprepared for emergency situations.

USA Pools is the management company that hires and trains lifeguards at the Browns Mill Family Aquatic Center. As of reporting, the company had not commented on the incident.

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