Fla. boy, 11, helps save drowning toddler

Published On: Jul 18 2014 09:44:06 AM EDT

Authorities say an alert 11-year-old boy helped save a toddler from drowning in an Indian Rocks Beach hotel.

The Tampa Bay Times reports 3-year-old Dominic A. Cicco was swimming in the Holiday Inn pool with his father, Vincent Cicco on Thursday afternoon when Riley Cooper noticed something was wrong with the boy.

He helped the 42-year-old father pull the child from the water. Some nearby adults performed CPR on the child and called 911.

The child was taken to the hospital. Officials say he is expected to survive.


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