MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 7-year-old boy is being treated at an area hospital after he was found unconscious in Wirth Lake Friday afternoon, according to Minneapolis Police.READ MORE: Monday Will Be Season's Coldest Yet, With Flash Freeze Causing Icy Commute
Keylen Rashan Thorton was initially reported missing by his grandmother at 2 p.m. Lifeguards cleared the lake and searched for Keylen, who was found in a swimming area that is four to six feet deep.
Lifeguards performed CPR on him and were able to detect a pulse. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.READ MORE: MnDOT Brings In Extra Crews Ahead Of Icy Monday Morning Commute
A lifeguard, Jonathan Patrick, said the beach was busy when Keylen disappeared.
“You have to be vigilant,” Patrick said. “You have to constantly scan the water keep a count of how many people are in how many people are out, and try to prevent this.”
Keylen’s condition has not been released.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Monday Will Be Season's Coldest Yet, With Flash Freeze Causing Icy Commute
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office is investigating the situation.