On June 7, Katie McKennon was on her first day as a lifeguard at the Southampton subdivision pool.
It didn’t take long for her mettle to be tested as the only lifeguard on duty. And she passed with flying colors, with an assist from another pool patron.
Her eyes on the lone swimmer, McKennon leapt into the pool after he stopped moving while underwater. She found the 16-year-old boy unconscious, so she pulled him out using a technique that adapts her body to serve as a sort of “rescue board.”
McKennon then shouted for someone to call 911 and a nurse came forward to help. Read More»