Lifeguard Pulls Six-Year-Old Boy From Water, Floating Face Down

Wilmington – At approximately 1:45 pm Sunday afternoon, New Castle County Paramedics (NCCP) and Brandywine Hundred Fire Company were dispatched to the 1200 block of Grinnell Road in Wilmington for a near drowning, according to NCCP Spokeswoman Yvonne Russell.

Russell said upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found the patient, a 6-year-old male, in care of personnel from Brandywine Hundred Fire Company. The patient had been found face down, floating in the pool and was pulled from the water by a lifeguard and family members, according to Russell.

The patient soon began to cough and cry. The patient was transported to Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children via Brandywine Hundred Fire Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in serious condition at the time of transport.