PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A boy found at the bottom of a swimming pool has died.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office plans to perform an autopsy Saturday on 11-year-old Christopher Myers.
The incident happened at the Rosedale Beach Club on Third Street in Penn Hills.
Myers was there as part of a party for St. Joseph’s, a Catholic school in Verona. Father Ron Lengwin, spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, says this was a non-sponsored school event.
Around 3 p.m., Myers was found unresponsive, lying on the bottom of the pool.
The pool ranges from 3 to 8 feet in depth.
Witnesses say two of the boy’s friends pulled him out of the pool.
“It was two kids who had pulled him up from the water,” Karen Bogert, a neighbor, said. “Then the lifeguard saw the kids pulling him up and then the lifeguard went in and got them, but that’s just what was told to me.”
Reportedly, a lifeguard and a doctor who happened to be at the pool did CPR until paramedics arrived.
“He didn’t have a pulse,” Bogert continued. “They hooked him up to the electro-machines. They detected a heartbeat or something, so they didn’t zap him and they took him out, but they – everyone was saying it didn’t look good.”
Penn Hills police say the staff at Children’s Hospital made heroic efforts to try and save the boy’s life, but at the end, they could not.
No one with the Rosedale Club management was available to speak.