W. Pa. boy who nearly drowned thanks fire captain

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned and his mother have stopped at a western Pennsylvania fire station to thank the man who saved the boy’s life.

WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/14HJtEo ) reports Bryce Nickols and his mother wanted to thank Aliquippa Fire Captain J.T. Pennington, so they stopped at the fire station on their way home from the hospital earlier this week.

Bryce nearly drowned when he wandered away from his family and was found unresponsive in a neighbor’s swimming pool on Aug. 21.

A family member pulled the boy from the pool before Pennington arrived to perform CPR.

Pennington says he continued for about 10 minutes and felt the boy develop a pulse as he was being loaded into a medical helicopter.

Pennington says the boy’s mother “shook my hand and thanked me. It was awesome.”

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Information from: WPXI-TV, http://www.wpxi.com

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