Man suffers cardiac issue swimming at Spokane Valley YMCA, rushed to hospital

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - First responders were called to the Spokane Valley YMCA Sunday morning for a reported drowning. 

The Spokane Valley Fire Dept. said when crews arrived, they found an 81-year-old man who had suffered a cardiac issue while swimming laps in the pool. 

A YMCA lifeguard who was on duty at the time pulled the man out of the water and began performing CPR along with another YMCA member until paramedics arrived. 

Crews took over CPR and were able to regain the man's pulse before rushing him to the hospital. A battalion chief with Spokane Valley Fire said the man was in critical condition. 

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