CPR saves girl from drowning
Just after 6 p.m. on July 15, a report came into 911 of a 6-year-old girl who drowned at the Greenleaf Monterey Apartments, 8640 S.E. Causey Ave., in unincorporated Happy Valley. The victim was described as unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing, but CPR was being performed by a bystander.
Upon arrival Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, American Medical Response and Clackamas Fire personnel found the girl conscious, alert and breathing in the pool area at the complex's recreation center. The bystander, Domiteala Galvez, had found the girl motionless at the bottom of the deep end of the pool. Galvez removed her from the water and performed rescue breaths until she regained consciousness.
CCSO determined the girl was at the pool with her cousins and had been properly supervised. She was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, where her condition was listed as good.
Galvez said she was trained in CPR, and her training kicked in. CCSO reminded the public to keep a close eye on others around water and get trained in CPR, because it could save a life as it did in this incident.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT