2 Year Old Rushed to Hospital After Nearly Drowning
PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE (Kiii News) -
It was a close call for a mom and her three young children after one of them disappears in the surf.
Just before 9:00 AM on Tuesday, the mother called 911 after she was able to pull her two and a half year old boy from the surf of the Padre Island National Seashore. A location where there are no lifeguards on duty.
We're told, the boy went under for just a second, but ingested a lot of water and was turning blue.
Park Rangers at the Seashore were able to get the boy to the ranger station and into the hands of EMT firefighters from Fire Station 15 on Padre Island.
"This young lady was from out of town, may be unaware of dangers, just the surf can be dangerous to two and a half years old, riptides of course," says Captain Charles Partick Noe, Unit Supervisor at Fire Station 15.
It's believed the woman made the rescue of her toddler, while holding her youngest child in her arms. That baby also ingested some salt water, so both children were rushed to Driscoll Children's Hospital. Both are expected to make a full recovery.