ABINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - The fast actions of Abington teen Savennah Mendes-Rodrigues helped save a two-year-old.
19-year-old Mendes-Rodrigues was studying at her house in Monday afternoon when she heard people screaming for someone to call an ambulance.
“I come out to the kitchen, and there’s a little kid on the floor, and they were like, ‘he fell in the pool,'” said Mendes-Rodrigues.
Mendes-Rodrigues, certified in CPR, jumped into action while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.
“I just started chest compressions while everyone’s panicking in the background, until (the paramedics) came” said Mendes-Rodrigues. “His eyes were closed, so it kind of just looked like he was sleeping, but you know, you don’t know for certain, and they always teach you start chest compressions until someone takes over, so that’s what I did.
When the paramedics got to the home, they told the teen her actions may have saved the toddler.
“I wasn’t thinking about anything, I was just kind of like in the moment, like ‘oh my gosh,’ and afterward, I was like, ‘oh my god, oh I think I did just save him,'” she told 7NEWS.
The toddler was taken to a nearby hospital. According to Mendes-Rodrigues, they are doing okay.
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