Brother saves his sister from drowning in northeast Oklahoma

Girl expected to make a full recovery
Brother saves his sister from drowning in northeast Oklahoma
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Sheriff Harlan Moore says it was quick action by an 11-year-old brother that saved the life of a 2-year-old girl on Sunday, September 8th.

It happened at the Muscle Beach area of Lake Eucha in Delaware County, Oklahoma.

Sgt. Jason Hutcheson was sent to the swimming area southeast of Jay round 3:30 pm in reference to a drowning child. When he got there, he learned that 11-year-old Weston Dart noticed his 2-year-old sister, Serenity, was submerged after he saw her swim floaty underwater.

Weston quickly got her out of the water, according to Sheriff Moore.

Sgt. Hutcheson arrived at the same time and took over the compressions on the child. Hutcheson says, “I checked to see if she was breathing and was able to confirm she was, but her respirations were very shallow. As I continued to apply compressions, she coughed a shallow cough and cleared water from her lungs. Her breathing seemed to improve. She opened her eyes and became responsive.”

Grove EMS took her to Grove Integris Hospital. According to Sheriff Moore, the child’s mother, Brittney Mapp, later reported that Serenity is expected to make a full recovery from the incident.

Sheriff Moore said this was a tragedy averted. He says swift work by Weston Dart and Sgt. Hutcheson obviously saved this child’s life.

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