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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Inspectors from the Allegheny County Health Department visited Magee Pool in Greenfield one day after a 9-year-old nearly drowned.

All city and county pools are licensed by the health department.

The boy was found at the bottom of the pool in the deep end. There were about 200 people in the pool.

“Try to figure out what things went wrong that they didn’t recognize that this person was beneath the water and apparently on the bottom of the pool,” Dr. Bruce Dixon, director of the health department, said.

Two inspectors walked around the pool measuring and testing the water in addition to checking on other safety issues.

“We will review with them to make sure that the appropriate number of lifeguards were on duty, to make sure they were stationed at the appropriate places so that they had a clear view of the water,” Dr. Dixon explained.

The pool was just inspected on Monday. The only thing that caught the eye of the inspectors was the depth marking on the pool walls. They thought the marking should be higher.

Inspectors say they found nothing unusual, out of place or of danger to patrons at the pool.

Meantime, the boy who was rescued from the pool on Tuesday has been discharged from Children’s Hospital.

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