Newark Police officials are reporting that two members of the 2nd Precinct resuscitated a drowned 2-year-old girl earlier this afternoon.
According to a statement released by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, shortly before 4:10 p.m., Officers Aziz and Johnson responded to a North Ward residence on a call of a child not breathing after drowning in a family pool.
Police officials say the officers immediately administered first aid, clearing the child’s airway.
Due to the officers immediate actions, police officials say the girl threw up ingested food and water before being transported to University Hospital for further treatment.
Police officials reported the child in stable condition.
In the statement, Director Ambrose commended Officers Aziz and Johnson for their quick thinking and swift actions in resuscitating the child.
“These Officers displayed the character and dedication that every Newark Police Division member is committed to in providing outstanding community service,” Director Ambrose said.
“I am proud that these officers stepped in as if this child was a member of their own family. Today, I speak for the entire City of Newark in giving them our most sincere thanks,” Director Ambrose added.