When bystanders pulled the victim from the pool, "he was unconscious and not breathing," Eagan police officer Aaron Machtemes told the Star Tribune. "For all intents and purposes, he was dead."
The boy's uncle did not know CPR, but tried to revive Yalavarthi and was successful, WCCO reported. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was released a short time later.
Yalavarthi could not swim and only intended to stay in the shallow part of the pool, but the Tribune reported the man slipped into deeper water and could not get out.
If not for the boy’s quick actions, Yalavarthi may not have survived.