'I thought she wasn't gonna make it' | 3-year-old survives after nearly drowning in pool A 3-year-old girl is now up and running after she nearly drowned on her birthday.Author: Jasmine PayoutePublished: 6:30 PM CDT August 28, 2019Updated: 6:30 PM CDT August 28, 2019 ST. LOUIS — Doctors say it's medical, but relatives are calling it a miracle. A 3-year-old girl is now up and running after she nearly drowned on her birthday. "So many moments and so many days that we did not kn
CHICAGO (CBS)– Two people survived seven hours in Lake Michigan on Tuesday, after they were separated from their personal watercraft. The Coast Guard rescued the two survivors near Waukegan around 7 p.m. Tuesday night, hours after their personal watercraft was located. Coast Guard officials received a report around 4 p.m. of an unmanned personal watercraft that was located approximately three miles from Lake Forest Beach two hours earlier. According to the Coast Guard, two ce
A member of the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) rescued a child from the Elbow River in Calgary on Tuesday — but that member isn’t one that typically responds to emergency situations. CFD public information officer and firefighter Carol Henke, who’s often at emergency scenes to gather and relay information to the media, was enjoying a coffee and a walk along the pathway in Stanley Park with a colleague at about 1:30 p.m. when she spotted a young girl struggling in the current.
This story is graciously shared by Melissa Abdo from Boynton Beach, FL. Read what she wrote about how her son handled an accidental fall into their pool. My husband and I were cleaning up our back yard while my oldest was swimming with his much older cousin. Our almost 2 year old was playing with the water hose and water table about 20 feet from the pool. I went into the screened-in patio to pick up toys and my husband came in to grab something to drink. I realized we were bo
Here's the survival story, written by mother, Maribeth Leeson. My son drowned 3 days ago. His limp, gray, lifeless body was pulled from the pool and it was every mother's worst nightmare. He was dead. I heard screaming, and after a minute realized the screaming was coming from me. I watched in slow motion as people rushed to him, as he was laid on the concrete, as CPR was started. A million thoughts were flying through my head as I stumbled around, not knowing what I was doin
This story comes to us from Virginia Beach. A 17 year old drowned on Independence Day at Chic Beach. He was brought back to life with CPR! VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A woman is being called a hero after a near drowning at Chic’s Beach on Independence Day. Shortly after noon, complete strangers rallied around a 17-year-old and pulled him from the water unconscious. Stephanie Tessarzik, a pharmacist was on the beach with her daughter at the time, jumped into action. “He did n
This story comes to us from WYFF News in GREENVILLE, S.C. — An Upstate family says their 3-year-old nearly drowned in an above-ground pool at a party over the weekend. The family released video to WYFF News 4 showing the child running past adults to get to the pool in a backyard in the Cherrydale area. He then went up the steps and fell over the edge into the water. More than two minutes went by before the boy's brother saw him underwater and yelled for help. An uncle near th
This awesome survival story comes to us from a family who enrolled their child in ISR Self Rescue Swim lessons and their child is alive today because of that choice. Please read what this mom, Cortney Holstege, wrote to her ISR Instructor, Michael Petrella, about her child's survival story. Milo was taught ISR at 6 months old and again at 20 months. 2 months after his first refresher was the accident. He fell into my parents pool May 25, 2015. Memorial Day that year will fore