Ohio teen rescues 4-year-old on first day as a lifeguard

Jack Viglianco says he was 20 minutes into his shift at a Lakewood swimming pool Thursday when he heard the boy calling for help

An Ohio teenager rescued a 4-year-old boy on his first day on the job as a lifesaver.
Courtesy: WJW Fox 8

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio teenager rescued a 4-year-old boy on his first day on the job as a lifesaver.

Jack Viglianco says he was 20 minutes into his shift at a Lakewood swimming pool Thursday when he heard the boy calling for help.

The 15-year-old jumped into the water and helped the child to safety. Viglianco says his heart was racing during the rescue. He says being a lifeguard is a dream come true.

The Lakewood Aquatics manager says there were 42 rescues last summer at the pools at Lakewood and Madison parks. All the victims were saved.

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