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Garbage Truck Driver Saves Toddler After Near Drowning

Garbage Truck Driver Saves Toddler After Near Drowning

Miramar police say a 1-year-old boy remains in critical condition after he was found without a pulse in a pool Monday.

The boy might not be alive at all but for the fast actions of a garbage truck driver.

Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reports the driver, Andy Perez of Waste Pro, heard children screaming for help at a Miramar home located at 3708 Island Drive sometime before 11 a.m.

“A boy came to me and asked me if I knew CPR,” Perez said.

Perez said he immediately raced into the home, breathing into the child’s lungs, giving chest compressions and pumping lots of water from the boy, being careful to keep the child’s head to the side to prevent him from choking on the water as it was being expelled.


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