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Miller Co. toddler falls in pool

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email 

COLQUITT, GA (WALB) – It's every parents' worst nightmare: A tragic accident happening to your child.

Wednesday, a mother's worst nightmare came true, her two-year-old son fell into a Miller County pool.

The child is now recovering at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and paramedics say thanks to the fast work of the child's mother, the situation didn't become worse.

For a toddler everything is a new adventure. "They don't see danger, they have no idea what danger is," said Craig Tully, Miller Co. EMS Director.

Over the years, Tully has seen his share of accidents involving toddlers. "At that age, a child is very curious," said Tully.

Some of those accidents have been in kitchens, where children have been burned.

"You want to make sure the handles are turned to the back of the stove, you also want to make sure if you have a lower oven you have some device to prevent that toddler from opening it."

Or under cabinets, "All the household chemicals can be very dangerous," said Tully.

Even outside, with snake bites and swimming pool incidents. "There is a whole line out there how to make a house as child proof as you can make one, electrical plugs, covers, different types of cabinet locks," said Tully.

But unfortunately, as child proof you make your house, accidents will still happen. "If they wrote a book on how to raise your kids right, I want to get it," said Tully.

But Tully says there something all parents should know, "All mothers and fathers should know CPR," said Tully.

Wednesday around 3pm, 911 received a call about a two year old child not breathing.  Paramedics say the child fell into a pool at this house on Phillipsburg Road.

"The mother did resuscitate the child by doing rescue breathing on the child," said Tully.

By the time paramedics arrived, Kendan Miller had a weak pulse with shallow breathing.

"We transported him to Miller County hospital, and then they dispatched Air Heart out of Mariana to pick up the toddler and flew him to Tallahassee Memorial," said Tully.

But had his mother not known CPR, things could have been worse. "The actions they took yesterday afternoon with that child is giving the child a chance to fight," said Tully.

Little Kendan remains at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Keenan's mother says doctors say it is a miracle he is pulling through so fast.  He was taken off life support Thursday, and he is breathing on his own, with a little oxygen through his nose.

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