Moody airman saves drowning child - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Moody airman saves drowning child

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • East Albany duplex fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:08:51 GMT
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue.Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.No one inside andno injuries have been reported.Stay with WALB for the latest on this developing story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue.Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.No one inside andno injuries have been reported.Stay with WALB for the latest on this developing story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
  • South Albany House Fire

    South Albany House Fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:06:43 GMT
    Albany firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue.We have a crew on the scene.Stay with WALB for the latest on this story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
    Albany firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue.We have a crew on the scene.Stay with WALB for the latest on this story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:03:55 GMT
    (left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris(left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>

July 20, 2007

Valdosta - An airman at Moody Air Force base saved a child from drowning.

Second Lieutenant John Bergmans was leaving the gym at the Links Apartments earlier this month when he noticed a little girl on the bottom of the pool.

Her mother quickly dove in and pulled her out but she wasn't breathing.

Bergmans grabbed her and began using the first aid skills her learned in training.  "I started knocking her in between the shoulder blades trying to get the water out and use gravity to my advantage. Luckily after a little while, the water started coming up an she was waking up a little bit," says Lt. Bergmans.

The girl, 5 year-old Emma Whitener, soon began to take in air and since has made a complete recovery.

She now often stops by Bergmans apartment on the way to the pool to say hello and thank you.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=Airmansaveschild