Super-nanny hailed for saving drowning tot
Published Friday, July 23, 2010 8:14AM PDT
A West Vancouver, B.C., nanny is being hailed as a super-nanny this morning after helping to save the life of an 19-month-old boy in the Horseshoe Bay neighbourhood.
Sgt. Paul Skelton says the young boy was left alone for moments -- but that was all the time he needed to reach a backyard swimming pool and tumble in.
Skelton says by the time the family realized the boy was missing and pulled him out of the pool he was unconscious and not breathing.
That's when the nanny took over and started CPR.
Skelton says she continued the chest compressions and rescue breathing until the little boy began to sputter and cry.
The toddler spent the night in hospital and further tests are planned but Skelton says it's expected he'll be okay.