ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said Three children survive after falling through an icy pond in Colorado on Sunday, thanks to a good Samaritan who got into action.
Four young relatives were playing on the ice near an apartment complex, according to the sheriff’s office, when three of them fell into a pond around 3:24 p.m.
Dusti Talavera, 23, saw what happened and ran up the thin ice to pull a 4-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy out of the water.
“Just look out my window [I] Talavera said. “Before I knew it, I was in the middle of the pond and pulled the two kids out. That’s when I fell.”
The sheriff’s office said she tried to pull out a third child, a six-year-old girl, but struggled. That’s when a 16-year-old boy, the victim’s cousin, arrived and jumped into the pond and helped Talavera.
“I tried to hold her head, I tried to hold her head up, the pond was really deep. A young man threw us a rope. He pulled us out,” Talavera said.
Deputies said Talavera told them, “she was not concerned for her safety because they were infants and they needed help.”
The six-year-old was not breathing, was not alert and had no pulse, the sheriff’s office said. At that time, the delegates arrived at the scene. The delegates removed the child’s coat and immediately began chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. They continued CPR until the South Metro Fire Brigade (SMFR) arrived and took life-saving measures, the sheriff’s office said.
“We arrived at the scene with a chaotic crowd,” Dillard said. “We found a 6-year-old girl who was not awake, not breathing.”
The 6-year-old was taken to a local children’s hospital for breathing and a pulse. The sheriff’s office said she was listed in stable condition.
“We are all fathers, we all have small children. It’s hard to see a six-year-old girl with a pale face, eyes wide open, unresponsive, not breathing,” Moulton said. “I have children of my own. I have an 8 year old child. During the time I was there, I didn’t want anyone to lose their daughter. I want to make sure she can get through this. “
Court Sutton to SMFR said, “We went back to the fire station, talked about her bravery, the awesomeness of the officers… and damn it. I hope if this happens to one of my people, someone like her (Talavera) is nearby.”
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