Teenager nearly drowns at Adventure Oasis Water Park in Independence

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A spokesman for the city of Independence says a teenager needed emergency attention on Tuesday afternoon after nearly drowning at the city-owned water park, Adventure Oasis.

A lifeguard rescued the 15-year-old boy at about 4 p.m. after he jumped off a diving board and reportedly ingested too much water when he got in the pool.

The boy was alert when he was taken from the pool by emergency responders, and is expected to be okay.

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