Any child can wander away from their parents, but a report from the Interactive Autism Network found that autistic children are more likely to wander than neurotypical children. This comes as no surprise to some autistic parents, particularly those that have experienced a wandering child first-hand. For others, the news may come as a caution for the future.
Eric Mendez, a UPS delivery driver, may have simply been in the right place at the right time when he happened upon a drowning baby Wednesday evening. It was his quick reaction to the situation, however, that made him a hero that day.
Even though we are just a couple weeks into the Summer the CPSC Chairman is calling on parents and caregivers to follow safety steps and support Pool Safely Day 2012. According to the commission 90 children have drowned in pools since Memorial Day, a 16% increase over last year.
A rescue operation at Angeles national forest that had been organized to search for a missing hiker became a blessing for another family, when their toddler was saved from drowning by the rescue team.
Drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three children die each day from drowning. Kim Moore’s daughter was nearly one of those children.
Defying odds, 3 year old Caleb Teodorescu survived, and has made full recovery from almost drowning in his backyard pool, an event that doctors believed he couldn’t recover from.
Little Brady Dones had just arrived at his grandmother’s home to attend a birthday pool party when a tragic accident shook everyone. The toddler had fallen into the pool and if not for his grandma’s quick CPR, the day might have ended in an extremely somber note.
A toddler’s frantic screaming and pointing helped save his father’s life as the man barely hung on in the Langebaan Lagoon in South Africa. As families celebrated New Year’s Day on the lagoon, one family was thankful for their son’s desperate concern for his father.
Toddler Brendan Hearn was found face down and not responsive in the family pool after sneaking outside. While his mother tried to perform CPR to save him, it was his 9 year-old brother that managed to save the da
When the mother of a 17 month old came to his door, begging for help after finding her toddler at the bottom of the pool, a Pierrefonds man jumped into action performing life saving CPR. Unlike many rescuers, however, he got most of what he knew from watching TV instead of training.