CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was being hailed for saving a boy’s life Saturday evening, after he was reported drowned at an Orland Park pool party.
An Orland Fire Protection District ambulance and fire truck responded to a home on Steeplechase Parkway around 6 p.m. Saturday, for calls of a drowning. The boy reportedly was in full cardiac arrest.READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague
When crews arrived, the boy was conscious and breathing, thanks to a woman who was also at the party.READ MORE: Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog
“A woman had jumped into the pool, brought the boy up from the bottom, and up to the side of the pool, and performed CPR for several minutes prior to our arrival,” Orland Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Daniel Smith said.