GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A Greenville police officer is being credited for helping save a child’s life.
Officer Loyd was responding to a call at an apartment complex on Haywood Road when he heard screaming coming from the complex’s pool area, police say.
They say he rushed over to the pool and found a 2-year-old girl not breathing and without a pulse.
He found out that the little girl had jumped into the pool and sank to the bottom, according to police.
He began performing CPR on the child, and on his fourth set of chest compressions, the child began coughing up water and food, police say.
She was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.
The Greenville Police Department posted about the near-drowning incident on their Instagram page.
Yesterday, while on another call in an apartment complex off Haywood Rd., Officer Loyd heard screaming and commotion coming from the pool area at the complex. He rushed over to the pool and found that a two year old was not breathing and had no pulse. It turned out that the child jumped into the pool and sank to the bottom. Officer Loyd immediately began rendering aid and started CPR to the child. Officer Loyd was into his fourth set of chest compressions and the child started choking up water and food. She was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition. The day-to-day calls for service jump from one end of the spectrum to the other and officers have to be ready for any situation that they stumble upon. Officer Loyd definitely contributed to saving this child’s life. #officersinaction