Young Boy Revived by Rescuers After Almost Drowning in Phillipines

StoryfulNewsPublished: September 24, 2018
Published: September 24, 2018

A young boy was revived by rescuers using CPR after almost drowning off the coast of Argao, on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, on September 23, according to eyewitnesses and video shared by the Argao Skimboarding Association. This video shows two men performing CPR on the unconscious boy for at least a minute and a half before he is revived. They then continue efforts to expel water from the boy’s lungs, patting his back and placing a tube in his mouth to pump water out, before he is carried away. The incident took place during the Argao Cebu Boardriding Festival, according to Argao Skimboarding Association President Jose Mar Magtadad. Magtadad said the first of the two responders seen in this footage was Epos GN Falcone. The second man was a rescuer with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Argao, Magtadad said. He told Storyful that his group was seeking help from an international agency to properly train members in rescue and recovery techniques. Credit: Tyler Uy, Argao Skimboarding Association via Storyful

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