More than three minutes had passed by the time the young kid was pulled from the swimming pool at the apartment complex in Lawrence and brought to safety.
A great father and son duo were honored by the city of Lawrence, Kansas, earlier this month for their heroic actions in preventing an autistic child of 4 years old from drowning in the pool of an apartment complex.
Even though there was a gate around the pool, a lovely young youngster by the name of Xavier Rigney managed to sneak out of his mother’s sight for only a fraction of a second before diving in.
” He submerges his full head in the water. We refer to him as being unable to scream since the water is so deep that his mouth and nose are unable to break the surface at any point.” Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Lt. Jeff Krall, a paramedic who had suffered the loss of a child in 2008, revealed these things during a news conference. “You see just a tiny amount of movement, which we call ascending, they’re striving to climb out of the water,” he explains as he moves his arms.
After noticing that his friend Xavier was in danger of drowning, Maddox Westerhouse, then 12 years old, rushed to the flat next door to get his father, Tom.
“My friends were yelling at me to get aid, and I quickly reacted by saying, “Oh no,” and running,” Maddox recounted later on.