Mum, paramedics rescue toddler from backyard pool

March 17th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, March 17 (IANS) A mother and paramedics in Australia managed to save a child’s life after she was found floating face down in a backyard swimming pool.

The 22-month-old toddler was found by her mother at The Basin, a suburb in Melbourne, Thursday, Herald Sun reported.

Just as the mother noticed the little girl’s heart had stopped, she started to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), an emergency procedure attempted to return life to a person in cardiac arrest. The baby girl regained consciousness soon after.

Ambulance Victoria officers called to the scene said the girl was alert and acting normally when they arrived.

“Mum was understandably distraught. In the same light however, I think she was actually pretty pleased that she was able to save her daughter’s life and remembered everything she and her husband had learnt in her first aid course some time ago,” intensive care paramedic Cullen Hamilton said.

The child was in a stable condition at Maroondah Hospital Wednesday night.

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