Northeast Nebraska teen recovering after near-drowning

WAYNE, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska teen is in a hospital recovering after nearly drowning at a city pool.

Officials with the city of Wayne say the 19-year-old from Ponca became distressed while swimming at the Wayne Aquatic Center Thursday afternoon. Lifeguards spotted him lifeless in the pool and rendered first aid.

He was initially taken to Providence Medical Center in Wayne and was later transferred to a Sioux City Hospital where he's listed in stable condition.