Nurses save boy who nearly drowned in hotel pool

WASHINGTON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Two nurses saved the life of a 5-year-old boy who nearly drowned in a hotel swimming pool.

Medics arrived at the Country Inn and Suites in the 8200 block of Yankee Street around 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police say two nurses who were attending a nursing conference were there to revive the boy when he was pulled from the pool.

“I seriously didn’t think he was going to make it. I’ve been a nurse for fourteen years and I was scared.”

“He was not responding. His lips were blue. He was completely pale,” said Melissa Hilt, nurse.

The boy was there with his sister and grandparents when he fell into the pool.

Someone yelled down the hall to call 911, getting the attention of nurses who were in a seminar down the hall.

Angela Miramontes and Melissa Hilt rushed to the boy and started performing CPR.

“Tried to give him mouth to mouth. Couldn’t get any air to go down. We immediately started chest compressions.”

They say about two minutes later, the boy started breathing again.

The women say they were put there for a reason.  “Basically, God put us in the place to be for this young man today.”  “Nurses are nurses. Just jump in and do what we do best.”

The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment.


Nurses save boy from drowning at Washington Township hotel pool.  (WDTN Photo/Jamar Black)
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