Backyard pool accident in Durban: child resuscitated by neighbour after drowning

A selflessness act of a neighbour apparently saved a 3-year-old-child who had allegedly been left by his parents unattended near a backyard pool. The little boy fell into the pool at his home on Mariannhill in Durban.

“Neighbours heard the splashing and cries for help and went to investigate. They saw the child was submerged in the pool. The neighbour jumped the fence to rescue the child,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst confirmed.

According to Herbst, the neighbour rushed to the pool and retrieved the child giving him CPR.

He then called an ambulance and reported the drowning. When the paramedics arrived at the scene, CPR had already been initiated by the neighbour.

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