Watch as hero police officers revive baby who drowned in swimming pool


CARSON, CA – At 5:52 pm on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Carson Sheriff’s Station received a 9-1-1 call reporting a baby drowning at a residence located on the 24400 Block of Marine Avenue in Carson. Law Enforcement Technician Rhine and Deputy Billoups were working in dispatch when the frantic call for help came in.

Rhine maintained calm in the chaotic moment and assured the family that help was on the way. Rhine and Deputy Billoups immediately began sending units to respond to the residence and coordinated additional support to transport the child.

Deputies Ramirez, Hylands, Carvahlo, and DeBoom were close by when the call came out. First to arrive on the scene, the deputies ran to the backyard area and found family members holding the little girl, attempting to administer CPR. The toddler was not breathing and was unresponsive. Deputies scooped the child into their arms and quickly assessed the infant’s medical needs. Knowing that every second would count in saving her life, deputies immediately began life-saving measures.

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“Thanks to their efforts, water was cleared from the child’s lungs, and she began to show signs of life. Shortly after, Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel arrived and began treating the toddler. Deputies used their patrol cars with lights and sirens to block traffic at intersections so they could expedite the child’s arrival at the hospital,” the department said.

On Friday, August 27, 2021, the toddler was released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. To show their appreciation, the family of the child has invited all emergency response personnel who assisted in the rescue to their home for a reunion. Carson Station personnel are overjoyed to see the best possible outcome for this family. Their beautiful baby girl is happy, healthy, and back home safe.