False alarm after reports of possible drowning at Webber Pool

The Hennepin County sheriff's office confirmed reports of a drowning child at Minneapolis' just-opened Webber Natural Swimming Pool was a "false alarm" on Saturday.

Emergency crews responded to the pool around 5 p.m. after a lifeguard reportedly saw two children jump in the water from a swim platform, and only one had surfaced. Dive crews searched the pool and cleared the scene just over an hour later, around 6:30 p.m.

The first-of-its-kind natural pool is located at 4300 Webber Parkway in the city's north side, and first opened to the public on Friday.

The pool functions through a natural filtration system that uses plants, granite and limestone, replacing the normal filtration system of chlorine.


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