Mother And Police Save Toddler From Drowning

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TOMS RIVER – A fast-thinking mother performed CPR on her 2-year-old daughter after the girl drowned in the family pool.

When police arrived at the Maine Street house just before noon Thursday, they found the mother holding her daughter on her lap. The girl was pale and lethargic, having regained consciousness after her mother performed CPR.

Toms River Police Officer John Mehl took the girl, inverted her, and caused the girl to vomit up water twice.

Silverton EMS took the mother and daughter to Community Medical Center for treatment.

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