Child nearly drowns in South Knoxville gym pool

National Fitness Center (source: Google Streetview)


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A little girl nearly drowned Wednesday afternoon at a gym in South Knoxville.

Crews were called to National Fitness Center, 2934 Alcoa Highway, around 2:45 p.m. for a report of a child that may have been drowning in a pool.

A rescue worker at the scene told WATE 6 On Your Side the girl was alive and was being taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. No other information has been released.

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