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Man Saves Little Boy From Drowning in McAllen Hotel Pool

10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago Monday, July 08 2019 Jul 8, 2019 July 08, 2019 9:56 PM July 08, 2019 in News - Local

MCALLEN – A little boy is alive after a near drowning rescue at a McAllen hotel swimming pool thanks to one man.

Mario Solis is a father of three young boys; he says when he saw another little boy not breathing he didn't think twice about helping out.

Solis says the child's mom was in anguish.

"She comes running up and she just lets it all out and she screams because he was gone," he says.

Solis says the little boy had no pulse when he pulled him out of the water, so he began performing CPR.

"I kept on doing CPR on him. I don't know for exactly how long it was but I wasn't going to stop until he came back to life and thank god he did," he says.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to the Allie Galvan, pool manager at Mercedes Municipal Pool about ways parents can keep their children safe near swimming pools.

"Keep them within an arm’s reach of you at all times and non-swimmers should definitely always be accompanied by a parent," she says.

Galvan says if a child is unresponsive, the first thing to do is get the child out of the pool and check the child's airway, listen for breathing and check for consciousness.

She also encourages everyone to get CPR certified.

For more information watch the video above.

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