A two year old girl crawled out of her home via the doggy door, after which she fell into the pool. She was saved by neighbors, who acted quickly, saving her life that would have otherwise been forfeit.
All the doors and windows of the house were locked, so that is the only way the toddler would have made it out of the home.
Dale Rhodes lives behind the house and he heard some screams. When he went to investigate, after hopping the fence, he saw a man pull the baby out of the pool.
Rhodes called 911 and teamed up with one of the residents to perform CPR on the little girl.
The situation was tense until the girl finally showed signs of life. Rhodes said, “the eyelids were barely open, slitted, and then she grabbed a breath.” Their actions saved her life.
The girl was rushed to the hospital and was in intensive care. It is not clear how long the girl was in the water before she was found and rescued. Palm Bay police are still looking into this matter.
From Fox News:
“I see a guy’s just pulled a baby out of the pool,” said Rhodes. Rhodes said another neighbor started calling 911 while he ran through the house and to the backyard. Police said Rhodes and one of the residents performed CPR on the girl to try to rescue her. Neighbors said paramedics rushed the girl to the hospital and Rhodes said when he last spoke to the family she was in intensive care. He said no one on scene was sure how long the girl had been in the water. Palm Bay Police are investigating. Quick action by neighbors may have saved a Florida toddler from drowning. Palm Bay Police were called to the 2700 block of Elm Street Tuesday afternoon when neighbors in the area called about the near drowning.