18-year-old lifeguard helps deliver baby poolside


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LONGMONT (KDVR) — Lifeguards are experienced to be professionals at conserving persons in the h2o, but not so substantially when it arrives to birthing babies. Even so, that is just what transpired to an 18-year-aged lifeguard.

Natalie Lucas has been a lifeguard at the Longmont YMCA for three yrs. She has helped some people out of a small issues in the course of that time.

“There was a woman accomplishing lap swimming, and she started off choking on drinking water. I almost experienced to soar in and do the Heimlich on her,” said Lucas.

On Sunday, July 24, Lucas helped an unborn soul into everyday living, and it transpired poolside.

“Right all over right here, ideal on the pool deck about five feet from the pool. It was a small nuts,” stated Lucas.

It was 10:45 a.m. when a quite expecting Tessa Rider was swimming in the lap pool.

“It’s the action that allows them. The pressure of the motion and swimming type of can help to ease the tension,” stated Lucas.

Then Lucas heard a female scream.

“I sort of understood I experienced to spring into action. I ran back and grabbed my health care bag, grabbed my walkie-talkie and some towels,” stated Lucas.

Lucas quickly directed another swimmer in the pool to connect with 911. The 911 operator was instructing Lucas to make positive the toddler was breathing.

“I grabbed some towels, I had to thoroughly clean out his mouth to make certain there was no residue, no blocking the airway at all,” said Lucas.

Interesting, relaxed and collected, Lucas explained that was about the craziest detail she experienced at any time noticed.

“But I still experienced to perform three extra several hours, so it was a mad day.”

Lucas said that the encounter was a memory of a lifetime, and she was happy she could aid. She even now would like to go after a occupation in law enforcement and not medication.