Lt. Scott Stewart, who was already working in the area, heard the call on his police radio and was on scene in less than three minutes, Moore said. He immediately sprung into action.
Both children had been pulled from the pool by the time Stewart arrived, and the girl was breathing and spitting up water. Moore said Stewart gave instructions to keep the girl on her side and immediately started CPR on the boy.
Stewart kept at it until emergency medical service crews arrived. The children were taken first to Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and then flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where they are still being treated Friday. They remain in critical condition.
Moore said Stewart and the fire and rescue teams did incredible work to save the children’s lives.
“He was above and beyond,” she said of Stewart.
The incident is still under investigation, according to authorities. Bohannon was arrested and is being held in the Rockdale County Jail.
In other news:
DeKalb County Schools confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that 10 kids were hit when someone in a wooded area started shooting at the playground.??