Watch: Officers Save Toddler From Near Drowning in Macomb County
Police in Macomb County have released a dramatic video showing officers rescuing a toddler who was found in the family's swimming pool in Macomb County.
Deputies were called to the home on Saturday (6/3) after the child's parents found her unresponsive in the water. Neither authorities nor the child's parents know how long the child had been in the pool.
Macomb County Sheriff's deputies Jonathon Potocki and Mitchell Blount were the first to arrive on the scene, racing into the home and hitting the child on her back in an attempt to get her to breathe again.
Sheriff's Office Releases Video
We should point out that some viewers may find the videos difficult to watch. But it is important to point out that the child was released from the hospital on Monday (6/5) and is expected to be OK.
The video below is from Detroit's WDIV-TV, and it includes a portion of the full video, depicting officers' efforts to save the child's life. The officers were joined by firefighters who worked for more than three full minutes to get the child breathing again.
"Come on, baby!" one officer exclaims as he feverishly pats the child on her back. "She's gasping but her heart is beating."
The raw video, recorded by an officer's body-cam device runs more than four minutes. You can see that video in its entirety by clicking this link. Again, the video may be difficult for some viewers to watch.
Transported to a Local Hospital
A local ambulance company had difficulty getting to the scene, so the toddler was transported in an officer's patrol car to a local hospital. Firefighters rode with the officer and continued to administer life-saving measures on the way to the hospital according to Mlive.
The child was released from the hospital on Monday and is expected to make a full recovery.