MISSOULA, Mont. -

Missoula parks officials told NBC Montana a 3-year old boy wandered out too far in a spray pool this afternoon and had to be rescued by life guard.

Officials explain the boy’s parents were not watching him but a life guard spotted him under water.

Water is about 2 ½ feet to 3 feet deep in that area of the pool.

The boy was pulled to safety.

We’re told he was breathing on his own and conscious.

Emergency crews took him to the hospital.

 

The pool was closed for a short time but is now open again.