Uncle uses CPR to save 5-year-old from drowning

EDMONDS — For the second time in less than five weeks, bystanders performing CPR have helped save a drowning child in Edmonds.

The latest incident occurred Wednesday evening when a 5-year-old boy was pulled from a condominium pool at 75 Pine St. The child was unconscious.

His uncle got him out and did CPR, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1, which covers Edmonds.

“It wasn’t real crowded at the pool,” Hynes said. “A family member pulled the child out of the pool and initiated CPR.”

Paramedics took over when they arrived. The 911 call was made around 5:50 p.m.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

His condition improved en route.

“He was even talking with the medics when they arrived at the hospital,” Hynes said.

In June, a 3-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital after being pulled from a pool in the 10700 block of 226th Street SW.

Emergency dispatchers were told that an unconscious child had been pulled from a pool.

In that case, it wasn’t clear how long the child had been in the water, Hynes said.

The girl wasn’t breathing and efforts to save her life were under way when paramedics arrived.

The child was breathing again by the time she was taken to Harborview.

“In both cases, we had CPR initiated real quickly with good results,” Hynes said.

Safe Kids Snohomish County offers several tips to parents and guardians when children are in or near the water.

It says adults should keep their eyes on their children the entire time they are in the water. The safety advocacy group also recommends staying within arm’s length, particularly in deep water.

They also should be aware of how tiring swimming and water-related activities can be. It’s easy not to recognize or misjudge fatigue.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

These little piggies stay home

Norman, who was spotted last week in Everett, is part of a trio kept as pets by the “pig whisperer.”

Sailors await to disembark the U.S.S. Kidd on Sunday morning at Naval Station Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Woman, 47, found dead in Marysville jail cell

She’d been in custody about four days after being arrested on warrants, police said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang is known for his people skills

The city’s top cop’s calm demeanor and holistic approach earns him the nickname “Yoda.”

Mill Creek’s Donna Michelson ready to retire at year’s end

The city’s longest-serving council member says she has every intention of staying involved.

Most Read