Alden, N.Y. (WKBW) - It happened around 6p.m. Sunday night on Sandridge Road in Alden. A six-year old-child's lifeless body was rescued from a pool, but the story took a turn for the better. Her mother knew CPR and saved the child's life.
"This story really does show the importance of CPR," Communications Coordinator for the American Red Cross Jay Bonafede said.
Authorities said the mother was trained in CPR. After approximately a dozen rescue breaths, the child regained consciousness and began breathing on her own, even before emergency crews arrived.
"Every second that someone doesn't have treatment, it begins to reduce their chances of survival and having a happy ending like this case," Bonafede said.
Paramedics arrived and began to monitor the girl, rushing her to the Women and Children's Hospital for further evaluation.
"Anytime kids are going to be around a pool, even if it's not your pool maybe a neighbors pool, you want to make sure that the people are not only supervising but the people in charge also have this kind of first aid and CPR training," Bonafede said.
The girl remains at the hospital at this time.