MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A 2-year-old Mahopac child is still alive after he had drowned in a swimming pool and was revived by first responders and then medivacked to Westchester County Medical Center (WMC).
Carmel police said they were called to a residence on See Avenue in Mahopac on Thursday, Aug. 6, at about 4:19 p.m. on a report of a child who had drowned in a pool and was now out of the water. Mahopac Ambulance and EMStar paramedics also responded.
Carmel Police Officer Daniel Shea was first on scene and discovered that the child wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. He began CPR until he was joined by Medic No. 3 and Mahopac Ambulance personnel. The child was intubated at the scene and transported to Putnam Hospital Center by Mahopac Ambulance. Carmel police officers and deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department set up roadblocks and escorted the ambulance to the hospital, according to Carmel Police Lt. John Dearman.
"He did a great job," Dearman said of Shea's efforts.
Once at the hospital, the child was transferred onto a Lifenet medevac helicopter and flown to Westchester County Medical Center. Dearman said that as of Friday afternoon, the child is still alive and being treated at WMC.