Pensacola police officers saved the life of a three-year-old girl who was found floating in a pool in a house
Pensacola police say the accident occurred in a house in northern Pensacola.
“Officer Kyle Skipper was the first to arrive and saw the child’s grandmother trying to CPR,” the police said in a statement. “The child was unresponsive or breathing.
“To be honest, I thought at the beginning,” officer Robert Lindblom said, “There is no way to get it back because it’s the same blue and blue, I definitely thought it was gone.”
When they got there, the officer said Skipper, the girl was not breathing and had no pulse.
“She just turned her in my arms and gave her several strong slaps on her back to try to get her to flush out anything in her lungs and shave her to get a clearer airway.
Then officer Lindblom began pressing on the chest until he took three-year-old breathing, and regained her pulse
“When she took herself, it was a miracle,” said Lindblum.
Both officers say they are parents of young children and can only think if this is their child.
The Pensacola Fire Department arrived with Escambia County EMS, and the girl rushed to the hospital where she fully recovered. Doctors said that if she had gone longer without oxygen, she would not have been able to reach it.
The two officers add that they were able to reach the child very quickly because they were already responding to a call just a few blocks away.
“Whether it’s fate, divine intervention, or just luck, I’m glad we were there.”