Amarillo Officer Resuscitates Child After Drowning

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KAMR- An Amarillo police officer saves a 3-year-old boy from drowning.

APD Officer Vinilla King was the first emergency responder on scene.

Officer King was able to ascertain that the parent had performed some CPR on the child however the child was still struggling to breath. Officer King could hear gurgling noises and it appeared the child still had water in its lungs.

Off. King performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the child until the child was able to breathe easier.

At that time AFD and AMS personnel had arrived on the scene. The child was transported to a local hospital and treated.

The child was able to make a full recovery. Due to Officer King’s actions, this incident will be forwarded to the Police Department’s Awards Committee for consideration of a Life Saving Award.

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