UPS driver saves little girl from drowning north of Soap Lake

SOAP LAKE, Wash. — Thanks to the immediate action of a UPS driver who performed emergency CPR, a little girl who was drowning in a swimming pool north of Soap Lake in Grant County has regained consciousness and is expected to recover.

In a live video update posted to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, PIO Kyle Foreman informed the public that medics were dispatched to the Smokiam RV Resort around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Initial reports suggested that a seven-year-old girl was drowning in a swimming pool at the vacation grounds.

That’s when the unsuspecting UPS driver came upon the emergency situation and jumped into action. Foreman says the young girl was not breathing when the driver arrived, leading him to perform CPR and help her regain consciousness.

An emergency helicopter was requested to transport the girl to an area hospital for immediate medical evaluation and treatment. At the time of Foreman’s post, she was alert and crying in an ambulance while transportation was on its way. Grant County officials hope to have an update on her condition sometime on Wednesday evening.

“We want to thank the UPS driver for acting, performing CPR and saving this child’s life,” Foreman said on the behalf of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments under the social media post are flooded with community members thanking and praising this UPS driver for saving the child’s life.


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