9-year-old, godmother save 2-year-old who nearly drowned in hotel pool

2-year-old who nearly drowned in hotel pool saved by 9-year-old, godmother

A 2-year-old boy is alive thanks to a 9-year-old girl and her godmother who noticed the boy had sunk to the bottom of a hotel pool.

The rescue happened in Livonia, Michigan, on Jan. 24, WXYZ reported.

Police recently gave the case to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Video shows the 2-year-old trying to swim in the pool with more than a dozen people either in the pool or in the room. The child isn’t able to get in a good position to swim and people don’t notice him having trouble, police told WXYZ.

The video shows the child sinking to the bottom of the pool; he was there for about four minutes before the 9-year-old girl notices. She then gets her godmother, who was nearby. The adult jumps in and pulls the 2-year-old out as others call 911.

A nurse’s convention was happening at the same hotel and two nurses in attendance started CPR on the child, police said.

The rescue was caught on camera and may be too disturbing for some viewers.

Pool Rescue

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three children die every day as a result of drowning. In fact, drowning kills more children ages one to four than anything else except birth defects. Thankfully, parents can play a key role in protecting the children they love from drowning. The Livonia Police Department would like to remind you to always monitor children in the water. On January 24, 2020 the Livonia Police Department and the Livonia Fire Department were dispatched to the indoor pool of a local hotel on the report of a two-year-old child that was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool. A nine-year-old girl pointed out the child lying motionless at the bottom of the pool to her Godmother who screamed for others to call 911 and then dove in and rescued the child. Thankfully, two amazing off-duty nurses were at the hotel and took immediate action. The nurses performed CPR on the child, successfully reviving him after many cycles. The child was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. The four heroic individuals who saved the child’s life have been nominated to receive the department’s highest civilian honor; the Livonia Police Department Exceptional Service Award.

Posted by Livonia Police Department on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The 2-year-old’s mother, police said, was at the pool, but they didn’t say why she didn’t notice her child having trouble in the water, WXYZ reported.

The 2-year-old was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released, WDIV reported.

The Livonia Police Department has nominated the 9-year-old, her godmother and the nurses for a civilian award for their heroic response.

The Prosecutor’s Office could file charges in the case, WXYZ reported.

FILE PHOTO: A child nearly drowned in a hotel pool.
FILE PHOTO: A child nearly drowned in a hotel pool. (Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61)