Teens save drowning friend


OKLAHOMA CITY — Two teenagers are being called heroes after saving a friend who nearly drowned.

Bailey Bruns and Ty Wicks were swimming at the Meridian Inn Monday afternoon when they noticed someone at the bottom of the pool.

“We noticed that blood was coming out of his nose and I went down to the bottom and got him,” Bruns said.

Bruns pulled him to the surface and Wicks helped get the victim out of the pool.

She started performing CPR and within moments, they were able to revive their friend.

“I was just glad that nothing had happened too serious and he’s going to be alright, hopefully,” Wicks said.

The two teenagers said they are high school students from South Dakota; the victim is one of their classmates.

They are in Oklahoma City this week for a conference.

Bruns said she has been a lifeguard for four years but this is the first time she’s ever had to save anyone.

“Due to her training as a lifeguard she knew what to do. Both the young people didn’t panic. They took quick action and they saved a student’s life,” OKC police Lt. Jeff Lathan said.

We’re told the teenager was transported to the hospital.

It appears he is going to be OK.