Lifeguards to return to Klineline Pond

Lifeguards to return to Klineline Pond

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Posted on May 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 28 at 7:08 PM

VANCOUVER -- Lifeguards could be returning to a popular Vancouver swimming spot by this summer, Clark County officials said Tuesday.

Clark County commissioners said they have found the funds to hire lifeguards at Klineline Pond.

The county stopped staffing the pond with lifeguards in 2010, due to budget constraints. But the pond has remained open.

Background: Lifeguards cut from popular Vancouver pond

A spokesperson Tuesday told KGW the county was getting a late start in hiring, but hoped to train for the positions and have lifeguards on duty by July 1. They planned to have staff on hand until Labor Day.

A 12-year-old boy drowned at the pond last August, while there were no lifeguards on duty.

Related: 12-year-old drowns at Klineline Pond

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