Video shows moment 2-year-old almost drowns in crowded MI pool

  • Video shows moment 2-year-old almost drowns in crowded MI pool

Video shows moment 2-year-old almost drowns in crowded MI pool

A toddler came close to dying in a hotel swimming pool as he struggled to stay afloat.

"He's trying to swim". He's trying to get in a position to get upright.

"There's a lot of people in the pool", Taig said.

Further along in the video, he appears again a few metres from the stairs, a mere shadow in the water, as he continues sinks to the bottom.

The boy is underwater for about four minutes before a young girl notices him.

Two off-duty nurses are being hailed as heroes after they swung into action to save a toddler, who almost drowned at a hotel pool in Livonia, Michigan.

"Drowning can occur quickly and silently - 20 seconds and a few centimetres of water is all it takes for a toddler to drown", the 2017-2018 National Drowning Report by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia states. People start calling 911 for help.

"The nurses performed CPR on the child, successfully reviving him after many cycles", police said, adding that the child was transported to a local hospital and was later released.

"Thankfully, two wonderful off-duty nurses were at the hotel and took immediate action", police said in the statement.

"Thankfully, two wonderful off-duty nurses were at the hotel and took immediate action", Livonia police said on Facebook.

So where was the boy's mother?

She then points to him and calls on the help of a woman, who police say is her godmother. "Watch your children", Taig warns. "They're playing and I think he gets lost in the confusion".

Livonia police have released a graphic video of a 2-year-old child drowning and sinking to the bottom of a hotel pool before being rescued. It's a miracle that could have ended with tragedy.

"From the child that identifies that there's a child at the bottom of the pool, the godmother that jumped in, the nurses that go into action and do what they're trained to do. They're truly the heroes", Taig said.

The four people who saved the little boy have been nominated for the Livonia Police Department Exceptional Service Award, which is the department's highest civilian honor.