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Little girl saved from near drowning

HIGHLAND – Safety officials are praising the quick actions of a person who performed CPR on a two year-old girl, keeping her alive.

The girl was spotted on the side of a pool in a backyard on Penn Brooke Lane in Highland.  Medic Landon Flack says witnesses reported to them the girl was not breathing with a grey, ash color to her skin, but, someone nearby jumped into action.

Flack says, “[They] started CPR, flipped her over and did a couple back thrusts.  [They] flipped her over again and started CPR one more time.”

Flack says that person saved the girl’s life.  “Once coughing initiated, the patient started screaming and crying, which is always a good sign for us,” Flack says.  They kept a close eye her breathing while transporting her to Mountain Point Medical Center, and didn’t see any signs of secondary drowning.

“Once coughing initiated, the patient started screaming and crying, which is always a good sign for us,” Flack says.  They kept a close eye her breathing while transporting her to Mountain Point Medical Center, and didn’t see any signs of secondary drowning.

They kept a close eye her breathing while transporting her to Mountain Point Medical Center, and didn’t see any signs of secondary drowning.

Medic Alex Williams says everyone needs to keep a very close watch on kids near any body of water since drownings can happen very quickly.

“Take a quick glance away and, yeah, she stumbled off on her own and found the water,“  he says.