A 7-year-old California kid is being hailed as a hero for his quick-thinking efforts that assisted in the rescue of a baby who was at the bottom of a pool.
Massiah Browne, of Sacramento, was swimming with family members at the apartment complex where he lives with his mother and brother when he spotted something unusual.
He was simply playing in the water when he noticed a kid at the bottom, Massiah, a second-grader, stated. So he went to grab him.
As per his mother, Tiara Delvalle, who claimed she hurried to the scene from her apartment after being notified by relatives who were with her son at the pool, Massiah, who was in the pool with a 9-year-old relative, dived down in 6-foot deep water to save the youngster.
Massiah stated that he observed a stranger,a 3-year-old child, with his lips and eyes open and went down to fetch him, grabbed his arm and pulled him to the pool’s surface.
From there, his 9-year-old cousin, Savannah, dragged the youngster onto the pool deck, where people arrived to assist and then phoned 911.
Savannah took him to his mother, and they performed CPR on the kid before calling the doctor, Massiah explained.
A Sacramento Fire Department representative verified that on July 19, first responders reacted to a 911 call at the apartment complex’s pool.
According to the spokesman, bystanders attempted CPR on the youngster, who was breathing by the time first responders arrived.
The infant was transported in critical condition, with Sacramento firefighters providing advanced life support efforts, the statement stated.
Delvalle stated that she is in contact with the boy’s mother, who she says is doing well.
The boy’s survival was described as “a miracle” by Delvalle.
Marcus Browne, a boxer who represented the United States in the 2012 London Olympics, stated that while his kid swims like “a fish,” he was taken aback when he learnt of his son’s courageous attempts.
He just couldn’t imagine it, Browne said of his kid, who is also known as “Siah Fire,” a superhero. He’s a nice child.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the greatest cause of death for children aged 1 to 4, and the second largest cause of death for children aged 5 to 14.
According to research issued last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), male toddlers and adolescent males are the most at risk of drowning.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers four water safety tips:
1. Constant, vigilant, and skilled adult supervision of kids in and near water, as well as the usage of life jackets by both children and adults.
2. Use a four-sided pool fence at least 4 feet tall with self-closing and self-latching gates to totally separate the pool from the home and yard to prevent unauthorized access to water.
3. Be careful that infant bath chairs can tilt over, allowing youngsters to slide out and drown in just a few inches of water in a bathtub. Infants should never be left alone in a bathtub for more than a minute.
4. Water containers, such as pails and buckets, should be drained promptly after use.