Tragedy strikes an unlikely victim
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Teen lifeguard drowns at pool while working.
Saturday afternoon just minutes after 4 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call to the Rosewood Recreation Center in the 26400 block of Cinco Terrace Drive after lifeguards and residents had to pull one of their own from the pool and administer CPR.
When Fulshear Fire Department arrived on the scene they took over the CPR attempts and Fort Bend County EMS medevac’d the teen to Memorial Hermann Hospital – Katy; where he was pronounced deceased at about 5:15 p.m. that afternoon.
According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, Dustin Kruthaupt, 19, was a lifeguard at the Rosewood Center pool. Haenel said witnesses told deputies that Kruthaupt was swimming laps in the pool and reportedly attempted to swim the length of the pool underwater. “Lifeguards saw him surface and he began floating and they (lifeguards) immediately dragged him out of the pool and began conducting CPR,” said Haenel. Haenel said that no foul play was expected, however an autopsy was ordered.
According to social media, Dustin Kruthaupt was a 2013 graduate of Seven Lakes High School who was actively involved in football and theatre. Kruthaupt was scheduled to attend the University of Alabama in the fall. He is survived by his parents Nick and Diane Kruthaupt and two older brothers. The family resides in Cross Creek Ranch.
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