Best cry I’ve ever heard’: Cops describe relief after saving unconscious boy, 3, trapped in his car seat, completely submerged – and reviving him with CPR
- Boy was trapped in seat after car had plunged into canal following a car crash
- Rescuing officer had to pull car seat ‘as hard as he could’ to break child free
- Another officer gave the boy CPR and kept telling him ‘you’re going to be fine’
By Miriam Kuepper
Published: 08:54 EDT, 16 March 2023 | Updated: 09:01 EDT, 16 March 2023
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Officers have described the utter relief after they battled to save an unconscious three-year-old boy who was trapped in his car seat and completely submerged by water for three minutes before he was rescued and revived with CPR by the police.
The child was trapped in his seat after the car had plunged into a canal following a car crash, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department in Florida, which was called to the rescue.
Despite ‘heroic efforts’, the driver was unable to get the boy out of the car, even after good Samaritans saw the accident and tried to help.
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Not sure if I would have the huevos muchos grande to dive into a murky Florida canal. I’d be thinking aligator. But evidently this man proved his courage and saved a life. “Whoever Saves a Life Saves the World” is well know in both Jewish and Islamic writings.
“Men are expendable; women and children are not. A tribe or a nation can lose a high percentage of its men and still pick up the pieces and go on … as long as the women and children are saved. But if you fail to save the women and children, you’ve had it, you’re done, you’re through! You join Tyrannosaurus Rex, one more breed that bilged its final test.” — The Pragmatics of Patriotism (1973) from Heinlein’s address at the U.S. Naval Academy (5 April 1973)