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.



  1. eradicate ignorance says:

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

  2. BeenThereDoneThat says:

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

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