Off-duty Duluth officer performs CPR on drowning child, saves his life

The boy's father pulled him from the pool, but didn't know CPR so the officer jumped in to help.

An off-duty Duluth police officer performed CPR on an unresponsive child who almost drowned at a community pool, saving his life, police said.

Officer Chris Tiller was at the pool with his family when he noticed a father pulling his son, who was not breathing, out of the bottom of the pool, Duluth police said in a Facebook post.

The father didn’t know CPR, so Tiller performed chest compressions on the child until he coughed up water and began breathing on his own, the post said.

Someone called 911 during this incident and several emergency personnel arrived and medically released the child to his father afterwards, the post said.

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