Suspect Arrested in Pool Attack Case - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

07/23/07 - Lufkin

Suspect Arrested in Pool Attack Case

by Ramonica R. Jones

A Lufkin teenager is in jail accused of beating up a lifeguard at a public swimming pool. Police charged 17-year-old Elliott Garrett with assault. They believe he punched a Jones Pool lifeguard in the face last month.  

Authorities have also identified a second subject who pushed a second lifeguard into the pool. He has not been charged because the victim could not identify him.

Both lifeguards quit working at Jones Pool, which has been shut down ever since. The pool won't reopen until the city hires new qualified lifeguards. Certification is required for the job, which doesn't take long to complete.

Registered nurses at Woodland Heights Medical Center teach the course regularly for a low fee. CPR is a life-saving technique that more people should consider learning.

CPR Instructor Tonya LaForge said, "It just makes it better for the people around you because you can save their life. We do adult, child and infant CPR and we do the Heimlich Maneuver on all three of those, and the use of an AED which is an Automated External Defibrillator."

You don't have to be in the medical field to take CPR training.

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