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Lifesaving device used in near drowning

An Albany 3-year old remains in critical condition in a Macon hospital after nearly drowning. (Source: WALB) An Albany 3-year old remains in critical condition in a Macon hospital after nearly drowning. (Source: WALB)
Firefighters credit the fast use of a lifesaving device with getting the unresponsive Prince Wheeler breathing again. (Source: WALB) Firefighters credit the fast use of a lifesaving device with getting the unresponsive Prince Wheeler breathing again. (Source: WALB)
"What you would do, you would pit it over their mouth and their face. With a baby, you would push lightly, because of the air. You don't want to give them too much air," said Investigator Sheniqa Robinson. (Source: WALB) "What you would do, you would pit it over their mouth and their face. With a baby, you would push lightly, because of the air. You don't want to give them too much air," said Investigator Sheniqa Robinson. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany 3-year old remains in critical condition in a Macon hospital after nearly drowning.

Firefighters credit the fast use of a lifesaving device with getting the unresponsive Prince Wheeler breathing again.

Firefighters do not do mouth to mouth resuscitation during CPR.

They use what is called an AMBU bag. 

It's a self-refilling, valve resuscitation device that firefighters and paramedics are equipped with.

"What you would do, you would pit it over their mouth and their face. With a baby, you would push lightly, because of the air. You don't want to give them too much air," said Investigator Sheniqa Robinson.

The Albany Fire Department teaches or helps provide CPR lessons for all city and county departments, as well as individuals.

Call Fire Department at 431-3266 to find out about costs and scheduling.

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