Emergency responders are crediting bystanders who trained in CPR with saving the life of a 4-year-old Portland boy who nearly drowned Monday afternoon while swimming in Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester.
The boy was swimming at a floating dock about 150 feet off Outlet Beach wearing inflatable armbands.
The boy, whose name was not released, was listed in stable condition Tuesday at a local hospital.
Janelle Alpizar of Lewiston said she was about to jump into the water off the float in the midafternoon when she noticed a woman cradling her young son. The woman repeated the boy’s name, asking whether he was joking. Keep reading
And here is the SunJournal’s report