Bystanders save teen from near drowning at hotel pool

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MITCHELL, Ind. (WANE) – A teenager has made a full recovery after nearly drowning in a southern Indiana hotel swimming pool Sunday night. DNR officials said several bystanders from the Fort Wayne area rescued Riley Saylor, 13, from the pool and gave him CPR.

According to investigators, Saylor, of Ohio City, Ohio, was swimming with his family at Spring Mill State Park Inn when he was found at the bottom of the pool. Saylor’s cousin, Sarah Rumschlag, 30, of Decatur, quickly brought Saylor to the surface. Ann Lott, of Madison, Alabama, also helped get the teen out of the pool.

Police said off-duty nurse Shelly Miller, of Roanoke, gave Saylor CPR with the help of Amy Crouch, of Fort Wayne.

Saylor was taken to IU Health Hospital in Bloomington. Police said he has made a full recovery thanks to the bystanders’ heroic actions.

“These ladies’ selfless actions no doubt saved a young man’s life and they are to be commended,” Indiana Conservation Officer Chad Mills said.

The incident remains under investigation. The DNR said no foul play is suspected. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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