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Near drowning victim returns home

Near drowning victim returns home

Posted January 06, 2021

A young girl who nearly drowned at Miranda Hot Pools has been discharged from hospital.

The 5 year old is lucky to have survived after she was found face down and unresponsive in the pool on Monday evening.

Two teenagers at the pool acted quickly when one of them realised there was something wrong with the 5 year old and turned her over. His friend 15 year old Ross Conaghan, who had recently completed a first aid course stepped in to help other bystanders (who also rushed to assist) with the DRSABCD resuscitation method he had been trained to use in life threatening situations. DRSABCD means Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillation.

Emergency services including Police, St John and the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived at the pool to assist. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter crew member reported the girl’s condition as critical when they arrived, however the child’s condition improved to serious en route to Starship Hospital.