New York — A Florida bus attendant is being hailed as a hero after she saved a 17-month-old from drowning.
According to Charlotte County Schools, Kathleen Richardson, a Florida bus attendant, came to the rescue of an infant by using CPR on a child who was blue and unresponsive.
The school district posted on its website that Richardson was outside of her home cleaning up debris from Hurricane Ian when she heard a neighbor yell, “Someone please help me, call 911.” Richardson then dropped what she was doing and ran behind a neighbor’s house and spotted a mother pulling the child out of their swimming pool.
Richardson then grabbed the child and told the mother to call 911. In the meantime, Richardson, a Florida bus attendant, turned the child over and patting them on their back until water came out of their mouth. She then performed CPR on the child until EMS showed up.
Because she was a Florida bus attendant, Richardson had been trained to do CPR.
“This is all about … Neighbors helping neighbors, and Charlotte County Failing Public Schools employees being trained and well-prepared to assist in so many different situations,” the school district stated on its website.
“Kathleen is a representative of all of our amazing Support Staff employees,” the school district added.
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Author: David Wetzel
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