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UPDATE: Boy released from hospital following incident at Washington Aquatic Center

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

UPDATE: The City of Midland tells us the boy that was taken to the hospital following an incident at Washington Aquatic Center has been released from the hospital. 

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An eight-year-old boy is in a Lubbock hospital after being pulled from a City of Midland swimming pool Thursday afternoon.

The City of Midland tells us the incident took place at the Washington Aquatic Center, just after 4 p.m. 

An investigation found that Carlos Najera, 8, was taken out of the pool in an unconscious state and a pool manager and lifeguard performed CPR until he became responsive. 

Andy Cedillo, Assistant Parks and Recreation Manager tells us there were 15 lifeguards on duty at the time of the incident.

Najera was taken to the hospital in Midland then taken to a Lubbock hospital.

Hospital officials tell us Najera is no longer in critical condition in the Pediatric ICU. 

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