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WATSON - More witnesses stepped forward today to speak about what happened at the Cajun Lagoon water park where Nick Kissner, 14, drowned on Tuesday.

Conflicting accounts of what happened after Kissner was reported missing prompted at least three additional people to offer their accounts.

"Immediately when we exited the water, the lifeguards began diving looking under the inflatables, they had other staff members driving ATVs looking around the perimeters, looking, because he was a teenager, just to see if he had walked away," said one woman who did not want to be identified.

She said it took about 15 minutes for lifeguards to find Kissner's body in the water.

"I saw them pull him out, I went to the boy and I began assisting with CPR, we did CPR for at least 45 minutes, when Acadian arrived we continued with CPR the lifeguards and bystanders kept going until they told us to cease the efforts," said the woman, who is a nurse.

She was impressed by the way the lifeguards handled the situation, though they were visibly rattled by the accident.

"I was just very amazed at the young people who did not cower in light of the accident that happened," she said.


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