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Suwannee County medical professionals honored for saving child's life

Suwannee County medical professionals honored for saving child's life
Posted at 3:35 PM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 13:45:51-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) -Several first responders in Suwannee County are being honored for their role in saving a child who was found unresponsive after falling into a pool.

A group of ER techs, respiratory therapists, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, nurse practitioners, physicians, and clerical staff were honored at the December Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners meeting. 

The professionals were honored for their part in rescuing and rehabilitating a child who was unresponsive after falling into a pool.

Suwannee County Fire Rescue says that it received the call on November 14, 2017.

Station 4 got to the home within four minutes, finding that the child had no pulse and was not breathing. Crews administered CPR on their way to Shands of Live Oak and once they arrived, medical staff took over.

After 55 minutes, the child regained a pulse and was stabilized. The child was then airlifted to UF Health Pediatric Emergency Room.

SCFR says that child spent several weeks in the hospital but was released and is recovering at home.