Toddler found in septic tank revived with CPR

A 12-year old girl revived her 2-year old brother. The boy was found unresponsive in the Washington state family’s septic tank.

Based on the report by News Tribune, East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Becker, the mother of the children got the boy out of the tank but got stuck in the process, so the girl called for emergency assistance.

Safety concerns

The dispatchers instructed the girl on how to perform CPR to her brother. According to Becker, the boy was conscious upon the arrival of the emergency team at the home in the Tacoma suburb of Edgewood.

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The dispatchers instructed the girl on how to perform CPR to her brother.

The boy was brought to a Tacoma hospital for treatment. It remains unclear on how long the boy was in the tank or how he got inside. Becker also added that residents should ensure that access points to the tank are secure to prevent similar accidents.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid and CPR course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/first-aid/cpr/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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