"Unresponsive... no pulse" KPD officer revives man pulled from pool

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville Police Officer came to rescue of a 22 year-old Knoxville man after he was pulled from a swimming pool unresponsive and without a pulse.

Officer Sheron Terrell found the victim, Ansumana Fofana, lying next to the pool at the Crossraods West Apartments and immediately began performing CPR. She didn't stop working until EMTs from the Knoxville Fire Dept. arrived to take over and was able to get a small pulse. Fofana was then taken to UT Medical Center for treatment.

Witnesses told police, Fofana was in the shallow end of the pool and was trying to swim to the other side when he went under water. They said he looked like he was in some sort of distress. At first, they said they thought he was playing, but called 911 after he didn't resurface.

Police believe the incident was accidental.

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