A 10-year-old boy was not breathing when he was pulled from the water after someone noticed him underwater at a Sea Crest Beach Hotel pool in North Falmouth on Friday afternoon, June 29.

Emergency personnel were notified of a “reported drowning” at 2:45 PM, according to Falmouth Fire Lieutenant Craig B. O’Malley.

Two Falmouth Hospital emergency room doctors happened to be in the area, and one of them began CPR on the boy at the scene, Lt. O’Malley said. By the time paramedics arrived, the boy was breathing on his own.

The boy remained alert and able to breathe on his own during the ambulance ride to Falmouth Hospital, where the crew was met by a MedFlight, which took the boy to a Boston-area hospital.

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My daughter, an ICU nurse, was one of the first responders who administered CPR to this boy. He was found at the bottom of the pool, had no pulse, and no respiration. Although they were able to get his pulse back, his breathing was not normal and he was absolutely not alert. Vomiting is not a sign of consciousness as reported by one news agency. Important to be clear on this. We are praying for him. Drowning is silent, there were dozens of people around when this kid sank to the bottom of the pool. Kudos to all of the people who helped this boy in light of a preventable tragedy.


Kodos to the responders! We all must be and remain vigilent and look out for one another. Take a CPR class with the Ref Cross, please. Imagine if this had been a child of your family. Thoughts and prayers are with the.boy and his family - and thanks to the responders.

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