Group effort saves drowning girl in Cambria

March 4, 2013

DrowningThree Fresno beachgoers, a family member and a sheriff’s deputy each pitched in to save the life of a 7-year-old girl who was drowning at a Cambria beach Saturday. [Tribune]

A wave at Leffingwell Landing swept the 7-year-old girl into the ocean around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The girl’s uncle, along with two bystanders from Fresno, went into the ocean and pulled her out.

Another beachgoer from Fresno, an off-duty paramedic, then performed a life saving technique to removed water from the girl’s lungs. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Nicholson assisted in removing the water from the girl’s lungs.

The 7-year-old girl was unconscious when pulled out of the water. She later received treatment at a local hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

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Hats off to all involved. Remember that everyone is a First Responder.

Even if first responding gets one suspended from school

Yes and even if it gets you fired from CAPSLO.

If you didn’t listen to Dave Congalton on Friday, then you don’t know the story about Jolie and the old man in the creek.

BIG KUDO’S to all involved. GREAT JOB DONE!!!!!!