ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported.

While vacationing in Florida on Aug. 23, Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help.

Travis entered the pool, grabbed the seven-year-old girl, and carried her to the pool deck where he began performing CPR. 

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After administering several rounds, the child coughed up water and regained consciousness. She was later transported to an area hospital where an examination revealed that she had suffered no injuries. 

Trooper Travis, a former life guard, volunteer firefighter and NYPD officer, relied on his training and experience to make quick and decisive actions, which may have prevented a tragedy, according to state police.