Advertisement

Austin Local News

News > Austin Local News > Wilco detective saves girl from drowning

Wilco detective saves girl from drowning

(Image courtesy Williamson County)

FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX – On Aug. 10 at approximately 9 p.m. Detective Albert Ortiz was dispatched to the Teravista Subdivision swimming pool in Round Rock for a possible drowning. When Det. Ortiz arrived on scene, he observed a 5-year-old girl lying on her back, she was responsive, but appeared as though she was having difficulty breathing. Det. Ortiz immediately observed that the child’s airway was being obstructed by vomit. At this point, Det. Ortiz instantly rolled the 5-year-old on her side and cleared the obstruction from her mouth. The child immediately vomited and the airway appeared to open up.
EMS arrived a couple minutes later, provided additional medical assistance and transported the child to St. David’s Hospital. The 5-year-old was release from the hospital the next day without any complications.
“Detective Ortiz’ actions are a great example of the type of Heroes we have at the SO. In addition, there are two citizen who left the scene who were instrumental in saving this young girl’s life. We would love to identify them”, said Sheriff Chody.
 

(Shutterstock | Roman Bodnarchuk ) It's no secret that Austin's ARCH homeless shelter has a numbers problem. It's...
(Shutterstock | giedre vaitekune) A first-of-its-kind effort to teach would-be political candidates how to run for...
(Photo:Shutterstock/perfectlab) The Austin Police Department (APD) No Refusal Weekend DWI Initiative will resume...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) Two children are dead and their mother is in a coma after a crash at...
Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment...