When Innocence was discovered not breathing and without a pulse floating in the pool, she was immediately brought inside by her father. An immediate call was made to 911 and her grandfather began doing cpr.
What was unknown to the family was that two experts were walking in their neighborhood at that time, a firefighter and his wife, a nurse. American firefighters are very fit, very strong people capable of fighting fires in the greatest of extremity. But, as I have been told in the past, over 90% of their calls are EMT (Emergency Medical Treatment) calls and they are very advanced in emergency treatment.
As this firefighter received the call on the radio attached to his belt, he realized the address was close by. He immediately took off at a sprint with his wife following. He arrived at the home and entered, immediately beginning emergency medical treatment of Innocence. I do not know the details, but I know that he was maintaining a regimen of 100 compressions per minute and sustained that until the ambulance could arrive and even in the ambulance, then going with the ambulance to the hospital. From there, the earlier story picks up the narrative.
As Ramana commented: "At a cynical age when the medical profession is getting flack for negligence, this is a welcome change." Agreed, but there are those around us ready to be heroic at a moment's notice, people geared to act and help. There is not enough gratitude in the world for what they do for people they have never met just because it is the right thing to do, because they have huge hearts and great courage!
To a man I have never met, to a man I do not know, "Thank you!"