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North Caldwell Police Revives 5-Year-Old Drowning Boy

North Caldwell

Police and officials in the western borough of North Caldwell are saluting the efforts of two sergeants and an officer for resuscitating a drowning boy last Monday. 

According to a statement released by North Caldwell Police, on Monday, August 16, at 1:30 p.m., police responded to the report of a 5-year-old drowning victim at an undisclosed location in the borough.

Upon arrival, officials said Sgt. Sue Depoe, D/Sgt John Lynch and Officer Matt Carleo began immediate life-saving measures on the child who was pulled out of the pool by a teenager.

Officials said the officers performed CPR on the child and were able to restart the boy's heart before his transport to a local hospital.

"The department commends these officers whose quick thinking and teamwork was able to save a child's life," officials said.