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12-year-old trapped underwater for nearly 9 minutes in resort pool

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say a 12-year-old-boy is alive after being trapped underwater for nine minutes.

A video obtained by NBC News shows the boy and his friend swimming around the lazy river at a resort. They removed a metal grate on the floor. The boy was swimming down to explore the hole when his leg became stuck. His friend and several adults tried to get him out, but were unsuccessful.

Emergency crews  finally pulled the boy out of the pool after about nine minutes. Police credit a hotel guest for saving the boy's life. The guest performed underwater mouth to mouth breathing the entire time while crews worked to free him.

Police are not releasing more information on the boy's condition, only that he is alive.

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