Lifeguard drowns while swimming laps

June 17, 2013 4:12:45 PM PDT
A pool lifeguard drowned Saturday afternoon in the Katy area.

It happened at 4pm at the Rosewood Recreation Center in the 26400 block of Cinco Terrace Drive. Lifeguards and other people at the pool performed CPR on the victim, identified as Dustin Kruthaupt, 19. Kruthaupt was also a lifeguard at the Rosewood Center.

The Fulshear Fire Department arrived and took over CPR attempts to revive the victim. Fort Bend County EMS personnel transported him to Memorial Hermann Hospital - Katy, where he was declared dead.

Witnesses reported Kruthaupt was swimming laps in the pool and at one point attempted to swim the length of the pool underwater. Lifeguards saw him surface and he began floating and they immediately dragged him out of the pool and began conducting CPR.

No foul play was evident at the scene. An autopsy was ordered.

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