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Video: Cleveland Officer Revives Nearly Drowned Toddler

July 18, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Cleveland Officer Revives Nearly Drowned Toddler

A life-saving rescue by a Cleveland Police Officer was caught on camera as he performed CPR on a toddler who fell into a swimming pool.

Someone had damaged Cynthia Conner's fence and she was talking to police about the crime. That's when she said her two-year-old nephew Drances got too close to the pool without his floaties. A few minutes later, someone found him in the water and it looked like it was too late.

The police on scene called for backup and Ismael Quintana, a father of a two-year-old himself, took the call, Fox 25 TV reports.

The body camera Quintana was wearing captured the life-saving work he did. The officer can be heard saying "Come on buddy, breathe!" He performed chest compressions while Conner breathed life into Drances.

"He was purple, he was lifeless.  When they picked him up, he had nothing. He was like shaking, his lips were shaking. It's something I'm never gonna ever forget. Like, sometimes I wake up just thinking about it," Conner said.

The body cam shows the officer and child's aunt working together and performing CPR on the boy. He finally came to and is once again running and playing.


Comments (2)

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David E. Bilbo @ 7/19/2014 4:39 PM

LENNY!!! WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE'RE YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS? I'M WAAIITIIING!!!

Renee @ 7/23/2014 7:07 AM

Awesome Job Officer Quintana!!!! Glad little Drances is alright.

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