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12-year-old Magna boy dies after falling into community pool

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MAGNA — A 12-year-old boy who fell through the ice of a community swimming pool Tuesday evening has died.

The boy, had remained in critical condition since he was pulled from the water Tuesday, according to Unified police. He was believed to have been in the water for 15 to 20 minutes.

The boy, identified by family members as Jacques Bushman, hopped the fence of the pool area at the Magna Recreation Center to find a restroom while he was playing with a friend, according to Lt. Justin Hoyal with the Unified Police Department.

His friend, 11, heard a loud noise followed by a scream and jumped the fence in order to help Jacques. When he couldn't pull him out, he ran home to get his father and call the police, Hoyal said.

According to Hoyal, Jacques was submerged in the semi-drained swimming pool for about 15 to 20 minutes before firefighters arrived and pull him out.

Firefighters performed CPR on the boy for 30 minutes, and he was flown to the hospital, where he remained in critical condition for two days.

*Family members have set up an account at Mountain America Credit Union in Jacques' name to help his parents. Donations can be made in person at Mountain America branches or by calling 800-748-4302

Additional details about the accident were not released.

Contributing: McKenzie Romero

*KSL.com has not verified the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the account nor does KSL.com assure that the monies deposited will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit or donation you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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