BREAKING: Teenager pulled out of swimming pool unconscious at Sheffield leisure centre

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A 14-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being pulled out of a swimming pool unconscious.

Hillsborough Leisure Centre's pool had to be evacuated after a member of staff rescued the teenager from the water.

Lifeguards were assisted in the CPR efforts by an off-duty specialist children's doctor. The teenager later regained consciousness and was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital in an ambulance.

The incident happened just after 12 noon today as the pool held one of its summer holiday fun swim sessions. The pool later re-opened as normal.

Tim Hicks, general manager of Hillsborough Leisure Centre, said: “Hillsborough Leisure Centre’s swimming pool was evacuated for a short period of time today to enable staff to complete CPR on a 14-year-old-boy after he was pulled from the water unconscious by a member of the leisure team.

“The staff were assisted poolside by a specialist children’s doctor who was swimming at the time.

“The boy regained consciousness and was taken to The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield by ambulance and everyone at Hillsborough Leisure Centre would like to pass on their best wishes to the boy and his family.

“The swimming pool has since re-opened to the public as normal.”