Two off-duty nurses were staying at a Holiday Inn Express in Livonia, Michigan when they noticed a young boy struggling to stay above water while swimming in the hotel’s pool. The two women jumped into action, rescuing the child from a potentially life-threatening situation.
The Livonia Police Department shared the harrowing ordeal on their Facebook page. “On January 24, 2020, the Livonia Police Department and the Livonia Fire Department were dispatched to the indoor pool of a local hotel on the report of a two-year-old child that was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool,” their statement read.
The police department went on to say that the young child was “lying motionless at the bottom of the pool” when a 9-year-old girl yelled for help. The child’s Godmother then yelled out for someone to call 911 and dove into the pool to rescue the child.
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“Thankfully, two amazing off-duty nurses were at [the] hotel and took immediate action,” the statement continued. “The nurses performed CPR on the child, successfully reviving him after many cycles.”
Thankfully, the nurses were able to revive the boy before he was taken to a local hospital and sent home. The police department announced that they have nominated the four individuals who rescued the young boy to receive the Livonia Police Department’s Exceptional Service Award.
According to ABC7 News, the police have conducted an investigation into the incident. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has also been asked to get involved, which could lead to potential charges.
“Be aware. Watch people. Watch your children,” Captain Ron Taig of the Livonia police told ABC7 News. “Because of the confusion and chaos, the child gets too far away. You gotta keep people close.”
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