Boy nearly drowns at Bukit Batok Swimming Complex

In the video uploaded by Facebook user Wong Chee Wai, Sport Singapore lifeguards are seen attending to the boy, who is lying by the edge of the pool.
In the video uploaded by Facebook user Wong Chee Wai, Sport Singapore lifeguards are seen attending to the boy, who is lying by the edge of the pool.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/WONG CHEE WAI

SINGAPORE - A dramatic video of a boy being resuscitated at Bukit Batok Swimming Complex made its rounds on social media on Friday (July 6).

The incident happened in the complex's training pool.

Sport Singapore, which manages the pool, confirmed that the incident happened on Thursday evening and involved a five-year-old boy.

Its spokesman said: "Upon noticing the boy struggling in the water, his father and the lifeguards pulled him out of the pool and began to resuscitate him.

"After the boy regained consciousness, he was sent to the hospital."

In the video uploaded by Facebook user Wong Chee Wai on Friday afternoon, Sport Singapore lifeguards are seen attending to the boy, who is lying by the edge of the pool.

A man in a yellow T-shirt, who identifies himself as the boy's father, is also seen performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the boy.

As the boy regains consciousness, his father picks him up in his arms.

Sport Singapore reminded the public that safety is everyone's responsibility.

"As drowning can happen very quickly, we advise all parents and guardians to ensure close supervision and to be within arm's reach of their children in the pool at all times," said its spokesman.