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Coral Springs toddler fully recovers after near-drowning, family thanks rescuers

Coral Springs, Florida – In a heartwarming tribute, the mother of a 2-year-old boy who was pulled from a canal in an unresponsive condition has expressed his deepest gratitude to first responders whose actions saved her son’s life.

The incident, which took place on April 4 in Coral Springs, initiated a quick response from local police and fire rescue teams. They received a distress call about a 2-year-old boy, identified as Jesus Taveras, Jr., who had been found in an unconscious state after being pulled from a canal located in the family’s backyard.

Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered that the toddler was not breathing. Immediate efforts to revive him were made, with neighbors and first responders performing CPR on the young boy. He was swiftly transported to Broward Health Coral Springs for further treatment.

The collective and immediate efforts of all parties involved led to a miraculous outcome – Jesus has since made a full recovery. The family had a heartwarming reunion with the dispatcher, the police and fire personnel, and the Broward Health Coral Springs hospital staff. They used the occasion to express their deep appreciation for the life-saving efforts of these individuals.

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Coral Springs Police have taken the opportunity to remind families of the importance of vigilant supervision of their children, especially around bodies of water. They also recommended enrolling children in swimming lessons, establishing barriers near water bodies, and learning CPR as preventive measures.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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