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Boy nearly drowns in Lowell pool

Child responds to CPR by nurse and lifeguards

LOWELL — The sweltering heat made Thursday a perfect pool day, and children came from all over the neighborhood to cool off in the city pool on Cross Street. Nay Blut Aung, a skinny 5-year-old who relies on the dog paddle to swim, didn’t have to walk very far — he lives just across the street.

But he almost didn’t make it through the day.

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