5-year-old boy saved from drowning in a pool

A 5-year-old boy saved from drowning in the pool by a pair of off-duty paramedics and aquatic center staff.

Pair of married off-duty paramedics named Kyle Klint and Karlie Wilson was at the pool together with their twin four-year-old boys. They noticed a commotion in the water. According to Klint, he was at the top of the waterslide of the pool when he heard a whistle blow from a lifeguard. It is a signal of danger.

Prompt intervention

We watched as lifeguards moved some people away from the pool. They pulled an unconscious boy out of the water. One of the lifeguards put the boy on the deck and immediately provided CPR on him.

Klint and his wife recognized that the boy was in cardiac arrest. They immediately run to the boy and offered their help. Wilson began providing CPR, chest compressions, while Kyle kept the airways clear with the help of ventilation.

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One of the lifeguards put the boy on the deck and immediately provided CPR on him.

Klint feels that they really needed some extra help because it was a very, very emotional scene. “Anytime as a first responder and you deal with children, it produces plenty of emotions and things becoming tenser.

According to Klint, our children are becoming confused about the situation and also the mother of the boy is already hysterical. Reassuring the bystanders was part of their work as paramedics.

In a few minutes, fortunately, the boy started breathing on his own and was awake for three to four minutes when the ambulance arrived in the area. The boy was immediately brought to the hospital for further treatment.

Klint stated in the news that they were in the right place and at the right time. We just followed our training and what we are supposed to do and the result was very positive. Furthermore, Klint stated that the incident in the pool is a reminder for everybody about pool safety.

Parents need to keep watch on their children, especially kids who do not know how to swim and are not a strong swimmer. I encourage children to wear a life jacket even at the pool.

Any parents who see their children in distress in water should immediately call the emergency numbers. To be prepared I encourage parents to consider taking CPR and first aid courses.

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