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Doctor and wildlife officer save a drowning child at Keys hotel

A 3-year-old child found unresponsive at the bottom of a hotel pool in Marathon was saved by a doctor and police officer, both off-duty, who performed CPR on the toddler.
A 3-year-old child found unresponsive at the bottom of a hotel pool in Marathon was saved by a doctor and police officer, both off-duty, who performed CPR on the toddler. File photo

A 3-year-old boy found unresponsive at the bottom of a hotel pool in Marathon on Monday night was saved by an off-duty Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer and a doctor, who both revived the child with CPR.

Monroe County sheriff's deputies were called to the Hyatt Place hotel at 1996 Overseas Highway in Marathon around 7 p.m., said Adam Linhardt, spokesman for the agency.

When they arrived, the doctor and FWC Officer Brittany Mobley were already performing CPR on the boy and the he began breathing. The child was flown by helicopter air ambulance to Nicklaus Children's Hospital near South Miami for further treatment, Linhardt said.

The boy was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon, Linhardt said.

Mobley was at the pool "in her off time," said FWC Officer Bobby Dube, spokesman for the agency. It's not clear if the doctor was staying at the hotel.

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