Grandmother saves toddler from near drowning
A grandmother who saved her grandson from a near drowning Sunday afternoon hopes that her story will teach parents a lesson of vigilence.
The woman saved the 22-month old boy who fell into an above ground backyard pool in the Sainte-Dorothée district of Laval.
Dr. Mariama Barry says she was in the basement when she peaked outside her window and noticed her 4 year-old daughter standing near their swimming pool. Concerned, she went outside and as she approached the pool found her 22-month-old grandson floating on his stomach, in the water.
Her husband immediately pulled him out of the water and she gave him CPR.
"It was a question of speed and staying calm," she says, "thankfully I was there to save him."
The grandmother says they believed the kids were in the house and that the patio door was locked. But what this has taught her is that you can never be so sure.
"Children are unpredicatable, you need to watch them at all times."
She also hopes this will be a lesson to every parent because when you hear of a drowning in the news, you never think it can happen to you.