City police officer resuscitates girl in pool incident

July 03, 2002|By Jay Parsons | Jay Parsons,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore police officer resuscitated a 2-year-old Southwest Baltimore girl who had been found by family members floating face-down in an above-ground pool yesterday, according to the patrolman.

The girl was listed in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Officer Yancey Anthony was a block from the toddler's home in the 1300 block of Forest Hill Ave. when he received the emergency call, he said. When he arrived, the girl was lying on a table, was not breathing and did not have a heartbeat, he said.

About five minutes earlier, her mother had pulled the child from the pool, the officer said.

He performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and by the time paramedics arrived, she was breathing irregularly on her own and a heartbeat had returned, according to Anthony.

The girl was taken to St. Agnes HealthCare and then transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Relatives declined to comment last night.

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