Police Release Video Of Child Nearly Drowning To Remind Parents Of Pool Safety

WWJ News
February 13, 2020 - 8:24 am

LIVONIA (WWJ) - A group of four people are in line to receive the Livonia Police Department's highest civilian honor after saving a 2-year-old child from drowning.

Police say a 9-year-old girl noticed the boy at the bottom of a swimming pool at a local hotel on Jan. 24 and alerted others for help. The girl's Godmother screamed for others to call 911 and then dove in the water and rescued the child.

Two nurses who were at the hotel also jumped in action and performed CPR. After several attempts, the boy was revived and taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

The four good Samaritans will be nominated for the Livonia Police Department Exceptional Service Award, the department’s highest civilian honor.

Police say three children die every day from drowning and parents should always monitor children who are in water.