PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - Two good Samaritans were honored in Pembroke Pines for springing into action after a 3-year-old boy was found face down and unresponsive in a pool.
The child’s saviors were honored at Pembroke Pines City Hall, Wednesday night.
The boy’s cousins pulled the boy, later identified as Cameron Bryant, from the pool after he was found at the Harbor Cove apartment complex in Pembroke Pines on May 25.
Two bystanders then rushed into action and performed CPR on the 3-year-old.
Diana Delgado, one of the heroes, said she’s training to be a nurse.
“Once I heard that he wasn’t breathing, I just ran over, and I literally heard the teachers telling me everything what to do in my head,” Delgado said. “‘Tilt his head,’ all the CPR stuff. I heard them talking to me the whole time. All of this appreciation and recognition, honestly, I feel like I don’t deserve it because I did what I had to do to save a life.”
Paramedics eventually arrived at the scene and transported the child to the hospital.
“When I saw Diane, she’s an angel, and she saved my son,” the victim’s mother said. “She didn’t know my son, and she got in, and she helped him like he was her own, and she told me she would do it again, and I know she would. I thank her. I’m not really the type to be a hugger, but I will text her and let her know that she’s just the world to me.”
The victim’s grandmother said she hopes the recognition will inspire others who are studying nursing.
“She don’t feel like it’s for her, and it’s not for her. It’s for others,” she said. “Everybody else that’s watching to give them the courage because they may be questionable about going to school. I think this will seal the deal, and she’s everything.”
The child has since made a full recovery.
Memorial Regional Hospital and the American Heart Association said they are offering a CPR training program to anyone.
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