Mass. junior firefighter saves life of drowning boy
Eaden Marti, 14, gave a 6-year-old boy CPR when he saw him at the bottom of a pool; he learned the lifesaving procedure after becoming a junior firefighter
BERNARDSTON, Mass. — When a Warwick junior firefighter saw a boy drowning in a pool, his training kicked right in.
Eaden Marti, 14, was swimming at Meadow Edge Art Camp in Bernardston Monday afternoon, when he turned around and saw a 6-year-old boy at the bottom of the pool at the other end. "The lifeguard got him out of the pool, and he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse," Marti recalled.
Marti and the lifeguard gave the boy CPR in shifts for what Marti said seemed like forever, but was only about two minutes. "All I could think was 'I can’t let this kid die'," he said. Marti learned the lifesaving procedure after he became a Warwick junior firefighter in January, and it stuck.