Vacationer saves child not breathing on KDH beach
An unidentified man, reportedly an off-duty security officer from New Jersey, saved the life of a 3-year-old boy who was discovered in a water-filled hole Thursday afternoon near the Second Street beach access in Kill Devil Hills.
“When we arrived on the scene, the man said the boy had been playing in a hole dug on the beach that filled up with water, and he was found lying face down,” said T-Mike Morrison, director of Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue.
The identity of both the boy and his rescuer was not provided.
“The man said the boy was not breathing when he pulled him out of the water, he conducted CPR for about a minute to a minute and a half, and then the boy threw up water,” said Morrison.
“I picked the boy up . . . he seemed to be fine . . . carried him to the EMS crew on scene who checked him out, and they transported him to Outer Banks Hospital,” Morrison said.
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