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A South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch Patrol Officer was instrumental in the saving of a seven-year-old’s life after he rendered first aid to the boy who was discovered unconscious in a swimming pool.

According to the SACNW, on Saturday, December 10, 2011, a seven-year-old boy who was visiting from the mainland was discovered unconscious in a south island area swimming pool. His cousin managed to pull him out of the pool and call for assistance. As luck would have it Patrol Officer Coye, recently returned from a Bandage International First Responder (first aid) course that was held this past Thursday and Friday arrived on the scene within minutes.

Utilizing the first aid training, Coye managed to revive the boy who was quickly transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic; fortunately a doctor and nurse were immediately available. After a quick assessment it was determined that the child should be admitted to the KHMH in Belize City for a night of observation. An airlift had been arranged for another patient so the boy was added to the flight and transported to the city. After a night of observation the SACNW is pleased to report that the young boy has fully recovered from this ordeal.  

This past Sunday, December 11, 2011, the South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch hosted its annual Christmas Staff party, where all six members of the patrol team were in attendance with family and friends. Members of the watch and neighborhood extended a big ‘thank you’ to the patrol officers that work 24/7 to keep the area safe and sound.

SACNW would like to take this opportunity to remind the community that when you are in the southern area of the island, past Victoria House Hotel you can call the patrol for assistance at telephone number 610-4911.

For information regarding SACNW or to make donations please contact them at [email protected]

Pictured above are (L to R): Garma, Martinez, Baki, Mendoza, Coye, Guy

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4 Comments

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    Great work SACNW, you are appreciated. Merry Christmas blessings to all.

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    it is great that your training has paid off. My son is involved with Bandage International. You do not want things like this to happen, but it is good to know, that all the work they do has big benfits. Congratulations to Coye and Bandage International for a job well done. from a proud Mom

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    Nice job!

    That swimming pool should have been covered or fenced. I'm a pool owner and I'm aware of how drowning as one of the leading cause of children's death. In some cases parents lost sight of their children running around the pool and then accident happened. To prevent such hazard, installing safety equipment such as pool cover, pool fence and pool alarms are necessary and no, they are not that expensive.

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    Whenever there's a child involved in an accidental drowning, I always try to enphasize that people need to protect their kids (and others) by installing a pool cover on their swimming pool. Pool covers can create a barrier between the child and the water. They also cut down on heating costs and keep the water from getting slimy and buggy! You can get pool covers Indianapolis this spring and make sure that you and your neighbors are safe.

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