Girl Saved Toddler From Drowning In A Community Pool
Kali Dallis, 3, received a guardian angel treatment from her big sister, Jayla, Kali being rescued from being drowned in a community pool.
Kali and Jayla were bonding and swimming together in their apartment complex’s community pool in Atlanta last month, when suddenly caught in CCTV that almost instantly how fun transformed into a deadly scene, according to Inside Edition.
According to the CCTV footage, Kali, wearing a protective floating tube around her waist, jumped into the water from the pool steps, but landed toppled over in the water, her head submerged in the water, with her feet stuck in the tube.
The toddler grappled in vain to save herself, but got more of her head submerged in the water for almost two minutes.
Appreciatively, Jayla, saw what happened, ran from the pavement across the deck and without hesitation jumped right into the pool to save her sister.
“I jumped in the pool, and I had to grab her by her hair, because that’s the only [thing] I could reach because she was almost touching the ground,” Jayla told WSB-TV. “She was heavy, so I had to pull her by the hair and then I grabbed her waist and pulled her up.”
Jayla even applied CPR on her sister, after being pulled up from the pool, before family and building staff ran over to help her.
The toddler suffered swollen brain and fluid in her lungs, being rushed to the hospital, according to the family’s GoFundMe page, but was thankfully, got home after two weeks of recovery.
Daneshia Dallis, toddler’s mom, couldn’t be happier and more grateful that her daughter pulled through because of the heroic acts of Jayla.
“As a 10-year-old, to think about all of that in a traumatic situation, I’m so proud of her, I don’t even know what to do,” Daneshia said of Jayla’s heroics.
This incident though it ended happily on Kali and Jayla, is yet a loud and clear warning of how dangerous the water can be specially to young kids, where drowning is the leading cause of injury-related accidental among kids under the age of 4, according to Stanford’s Children Health.
See The Toddler And Her Hero Sister
Watch The Video Below Of A Sister Jumping Into Pool to Rescue 3-Year-Old