Colleton County Fire-Rescue


22/July/2018 Near Drowning B Shift

Incident # 18-05042 - Fire-Rescue and Cottageville Police units responded to a residence in the 600 block of Griffith Acres Dr in the town of Cottageville at 13:54 Sunday 22-July for a near drowning. A 2 year old girl was found unconscious in a swimming pool. 9-1-1 Dispatchers provided prearrival CPR instructions to the caller. Fire-Rescue Medic 9, stationed in Cottageville arrived 2 minutes after the 9-1-1 call was dispatched. Firefighter-Paramedics received the child with no pulse or respirations. Crews quickly began resuscitative efforts, continuing CPR, performing airway management, administering IVs and medications. They rapidly transported the patient to Colleton Medical Center with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board. One additional Fire-Rescue unit met them on the way to the ED to assist with patient care. When Medic 9 arrived at CMC the patient had regained a pulse. The ED continued efforts with two doctors and a multitude of staff members. They diligently worked on the girl and she began making attempts at breathing on her own. Resuscitative efforts were continued and she was flown to the Children's Hospital at MUSC by the CARE Flight medical helicopter. The Cottageville Police Dept is investigating the incident. We are praying for her recovery and for her family. 

Engine 9, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Lt. Jimmy Jacques served as Incident Commander.