Rescuers Fought For 9 Heart Stopping Minutes To Save A Boy From Drowning [Video]

April 26, 2018
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A Young Boy’s Leg Gets Trapped In A Resort’s Pool Drain

The harrowing 9 minutes that sent this young boy to the hospital could have ended much worse if not for the fast-thinking bystanders and emergency responders. Just watching the heart-stopping video, as they fight to free the child’s leg, will have you holding your breath.

A North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling declined to give an update on the boy’s condition at this time, citing health care privacy laws. The Sun News has reached out to Horry County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Mark Nugent for an update.

HCFR Chief Joseph Tanner said April 9 that the boy was in stable condition, but could not give additional details.

“He was given underwater mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by the first person to find him in the pool, which was not one of our rescue people, someone who was staying at the resort,” Dowling said.

The dramatic surveillance video of a 12-year-old boy being rescued after getting stuck in a pool suction line was released Tuesday, showing the desperate attempts to save him by bystanders.

Bystanders responded quickly but were reportedly unable to free the boy’s leg from the pool at the Avista Resort Hotel in North Myrtle Beach for nine minutes last March, Fox News wrote.

As Reported By Nicholas Papantonis With ABC 15 New:

A three-foot by three-foot grate covering a six-inch suction line that is part of the lazy river had been removed, according to the news release, and one of the boy’s legs was sucked into the suction line, holding him underwater for what witnesses say may have been 10 minutes or so.

Miguel Cavazos, visiting from Walterboro, S.C. and staying at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach, said he was coming home from dinner when he came across the tragic scene.

“It was everyone running, it was just scary. You see a boy lying there not breathing, you know. And you see other people crying and it was just really nerve-racking. I couldn’t stop thinking about it last night and today,” he said.

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