Oakland paramedics assigned to Dixie Fire save boy drowning in Redding hotel pool

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Monday, July 26, 2021
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Paramedics from the East Bay assigned to the Dixie Fire saved a boy's life at their hotel.

REDDING, Calif. (KGO) -- Talk about right place, right time.

Paramedics from the East Bay assigned to the Dixie Fire saved a boy's life at their hotel.

They were at a hotel in Redding when they heard the child's mother scream.

Paramedics rushed towards the screams and found a 10-year-old boy who had no pulse and was still partially in the pool.

They gave him CPR.

Moments later, he sat up and cried.

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"Sigh of relief. sigh relief. It's funny as paramedics, as kids cry that's good, that means they have an airway," Tom Schwedhelm with Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District said.

"I do have kids, I have four. So you know like it's hard not to look at a kid and go, hey it could be my kid," Jarred Neal with Oakland Fire Department said.

CAL FIRE of Butte County posted the video on twitter.

It's getting a lot of comments with one person posting, "That's what super heroes look like to me no cape needed."