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Published: June 10, 2019


MAURY COUNTY FIRE RESCUE UNITS WERE BUSY FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER BEING DISPATCHED TO AMBER LYNN CIRCLE TO A REPORT OF A JUVENILE DROWNING IN FLASH FLOODS.  RESCUE 1, SQUAD 1 AND MULTIPLE PERSONAL VEHICLES RESPONDED JUST AFTER 7 PM AND ARRIVING UNITS FOUND THAT A JUVENILE PLAYING IN A DITCH THAT WAS FLOODED WAS SWEPT INTO A CULVERT UNDER A DRIVEWAY.  BYSTANDERS WERE ABLE TO BREAK THE SUCTION OF THE CULVERT AND FREE THE CHILD HAD BEEN SUBMERGED FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.  CPR WAS INITIATED BY A BYSTANDER AND CONTINUED WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED AND ASSISTED.  THE CHILD WAS SOON REVIVED AND TRANSPORTED BY MAURY COUNTY EMS AND IS REPORTED AS BEING IN STABLE CONDITION.  THE MAURY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO LEARN CPR AS IMMEDIATE CPR COUPLED WITH EARLY ACTIVATION OF THE 911 SYSTEM LEAD TO THE SUCCESSFUL RESCUE .