A Tennessee grandmother helped rescue her 4-year-old grandchild from a frozen pond this week, officers say.
The 4-year-old and one other youngster, 7, fell through the iced-over pond in Lutts on Sunday afternoon, based on the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. The 7-year-old was in a position to rapidly get out of the pond.
But the 4-year-old remained submerged in the frigid water for 5 minutes, police say.
The youngster’s grandmother and different siblings ultimately pulled the kid from the pond, and his dad carried out CPR till paramedics arrived, based on the sheriff’s workplace.
Police say the 4-year-old was “stabilized” earlier than being airlifted to a hospital in Nashville, and the kid’s aunt informed WKRN on Monday morning that he remains “stable” and in intensive care.
“We are just asking for the community to send many prayers please,” the aunt informed the outlet.
Temperatures are anticipated to heat in Tennessee this week after the state endured severe winter weather that swept a lot of the nation final week, The Tennessean experiences. Three inches of sleet and three to 4 inches of snow coated the state — ensuing in harmful situations and energy outages in a number of counties.
Tennessee officers have linked 10 deaths in the state to the winter storm, based on The Tennessean.
Last week, a 10-year-old in Shelby County died after he and his 6-year-old sister fell in a frozen pond outside their home, McClatchy News reported.
Officials in the county warned residents to watch out round frozen our bodies of water.
“Please be careful around frozen ponds, pools, and lakes,” the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook publish. “The ice is not thick enough to support your weight. Stay safe during these hazardous winter days.”