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Boy, 11, prevents 3-year-old girl from drowning in ‘miracle’ rescue – ABC News

Posted by | May 29, 2018 | Uncategorized

An 11-year-old boy in Minnesota is being hailed for helping to rescue a 3-year-old girl who nearly drowned at a beach over the Memorial Day weekend. Revelers enjoying unseasonably hot temperatures in Arden Hills, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, had gathered at a lake on Saturday when the incident occurred, according to Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.   Everett Melling, 11, was swimming at Lake Johanna when he saw the girl’s head go under water. Melling told KSTP he thought the girl might be playing a game, but quickly realized she was not. “Her head was under water,” Melling told KSTP. “She wasn’t moving at all.”

The boy yelled to the beach for help from his mother, who quickly shouted for help from those on the shore.”I dove in too,” Melling said. “We get her to the shore. There’s some nurses that know CPR. And they do that.”The nurses, who were enjoying the day at the beach, managed to get the girl breathing again until paramedics arrived.”I heard someone say, ‘She has a pulse,’ and someone else said she was breathing on her own,” Everett’s mother, Elena Melling, said. “She was coughing.”  READ MORE

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