DELTONA, Fla. (AP) _ A central Florida family is grateful after a 22-year-old sheriff’s deputy saved a 1-year-old boy who had fallen into a backyard swimming pool.
The family of William Timmons says the boy had turned blue and wasn’t breathing when Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy Cody Cochran arrived at their home on May 25.
Authorities say the boy fell into the swimming pool during a Memorial Day weekend gathering.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/KWUx5T ) reports Cochran performed CPR on the boy for about 30 seconds before hearing a moan.
He then turned the boy on his side and patted his back.
Grandmother Evelyn Parker says the boy was given a clean bill of health by his doctor on Wednesday.
Cochran has only been with the sheriff’s office for six months.