MI boy trapped underwater for 8 minutes in SC resort pool

The 12-year-old boy gets stuck in the suction line after diving in the lazy river to explore

The video may be disturbing to watch, but it could hold the answer to the question of how the 12 year old got his foot caught in a drain that held him underwater last month for almost eight minutes.

Footage of the March 19 incident at the Avistar Resort in North Myrtle Beach California was only now released by police and shows two boys swimming in the resort's Lazy River pool. The video was released more than a month later.

The 12-year-old repeatedly dived into the hole to explore the six-inch suction pipe before his leg becomes stuck, ABC15 News reports.

Several adults then try and free him.

One of the helpers, Shaun Skursky, started to give mouth-to-mouth while the boy is still underwater.

The heroic effort managed to keep the 12-year-old alive until emergency responders arrived to free the boy and give him CPR by the side of the pool.

News reports the boy, who is from MI, was on vacation with his family at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach. He told NBC News that he blew air into the boy's mouth while he was underwater.

"It's just something I felt like I had to do, and I'm glad I did it because now this little boy gets to live the rest of his life out", Skursky said.

"Evidence confirms that the boy and his companion dislodged the grate before he caught his foot in the intake", they said.

During the nine minutes and 18 seconds the boy remained trapped underwater, one man continued to dive in, performing mouth-to-mouth, virtually breathing for him and keeping him alive.



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