Teen Nearly Drowns Following Asthma Attack

Published by The Bee News

June 26, 2018

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LAKE HAVASU CITY–An 18-year-old Lake Havasu teen nearly drowned over the weekend after he apparently suffered an asthma attack while swimming.

On Sunday, around 6 p.m., Bryan Torres was attempting to swim about 100 feet from the shore to a floating platform in the London Bridge Beach swim area when he suffered the asthma attack.

Torres, who was not wearing a life jacket, reportedly lost consciousness and slipped under the water.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said at that time several Good Samaritans noticed what was happening to Torres and went to assist.

The owner of a local watercraft company used one of his rental watercraft to pull Torres out of the water.

Mortensen said Torres was not breathing at the time they were pulling him out of the water. He was taken immediately to the shore, where he regained consciousness and began breathing again.

Torres was taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover, said Mortensen.

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