Teenager airlifted to hospital after near drowning at Nelson’s Landing
Clark County, NV (KTNV) – According to the National Park Service, a 19-year-old male was airlifted to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Siena Campus Sunday night.
Park rangers were called to Nelson's Landing after a group of teens reported that their friend was floating in the water.
Those friends and other bystanders pulled the man to shore and began performing CPR. The first park ranger on the scene, who is also a trained paramedic, took over CPR and the man regained consciousness.
Park service officials say that the teen was breathing and understood what was happening at the time of departure.
Rangers say that Nelson's Landing is popular with teens who visit the area to cliff jump.
This near drowning happened just hours after a father and son died after a presumed drowning near Cottonwood Cove.
There is no information at this time on the condition of the 19-year-old that was airlifted to the hospital.
Action News will continue to monitor the situation and will update more as it becomes available.