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Lifeguard saves child at Rec. Center


November 22, 2017

A lifeguard's quick thinking and action is credited with preventing tragedy at the Green River Recreation Center Nov. 4.

The lifeguard, Andrea Uhrig, was recognized by the Green River City Council Tuesday night.

Katie Blood, recreation supervisor for the city, said Uhrig had spotted a distressed child in the pool during the center's popular iceberg event. Blood said the child, who was an inexperienced swimmer, was swimming with a more experienced relative at a deeper portion of the pool.

Uhrig, noticing the child had a green band, which denotes swimming inexperience, blew her whistle and o...

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