Heroic rescue saves life of toddler

Police save two-year-old in Madrid

Police save life of two-year-old. Credit: policia/X

The National Police saved the life of a two-year-old boy in a dramatic rescue last week.

On Friday, March 29, a desperate call for help was made from a residence in the Puente de Vallecas district of Madrid. A distraught father reported his two-year-old son was unable to breathe, prompting an immediate response from the authorities.

Rapid response saves toddler

Officers, alerted by the CIMACC 091 control room, rushed to the scene to find the young child in a life-threatening state. The young boy was unconscious, unresponsive, and not breathing.

Their quick action and proficiency in emergency care turned the tide, reviving the toddler through dedicated cardiorespiratory resuscitation efforts. Within minutes, their persistence paid off as the child began to cough and breathe on his own, a critical moment that was essential for his survival.

The scene was tense until a healthcare professional arrived, taking over to provide continuous care. The child was later transported to the hospital, accompanied by police to ensure swift access to further medical attention.

A community’s gratitude

The family’s relief was clear to see, with both the healthcare professional and the child’s father extending their heartfelt thanks to the officers for their decisive intervention.

On Monday, April 1, the child’s relatives went to the Puente de Vallecas National Police station to congratulate the officers and inform them that their child was already back at home in ‘perfect condition.’

Their gratitude underscores the deep appreciation felt by the family and the community towards the officers whose quick thinking and action brought a young life back from the brink.

This incident not only highlights the crucial role of emergency response training but also highlights the bravery and dedication of the National Police in safeguarding lives.

Their actions exemplify the profound impact that skilled and timely intervention can have, turning potential tragedy into a story of hope and resilience.

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Written by

John Ensor

Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina. He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.