one hand and pinched his ….
one hand and pinched his nose and breathed into his mouth. After only three repetitions, the boy coughed up water, and began to cry.
“Iwassogratefultohearthatbabycrying. It was music to my ears,” Guthrie said.
Someone else in the pool area had already called 911, and the police and fire department came and took the boy to the hospital. He was released the next day, unscathed.
Guthrie says he thinks he did what many people would have done – he was just in the right place at the right time.
“I’m not CPR certified. I’ve never done it before. I probably did what I did based off of TV shows,” Guthrie said.
Since the incident, Guthrie has told only a few people about what happened, and some of them have said that the mother should have been paying better attention, but Guthrie says he saw most of the near tragic scene unfold. The mother wasn’t on her cell phone. She wasn’t distracted. She was just a mother in a spa with her young children.
“I don’t blame her at all. It just goes to show you how quickly something like that can happen.”