Off-duty lifeguard rescues drowning boy

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University of South Carolina sophomore Brogan Goodrich, a lifeguard at North Charleston's Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark, put her skills to the test on Saturday when she saved a drowning boy at the Bridges of Summerville community pool.

At about 1 p.m., Goodrich heard people screaming for assistance. She saw a boy floating facedown in the middle of the pool and immediately jumped to action. After assessing the situation and seeing that the boy wasn't breathing, Goodrich said for someone to call 911 and then began doing chest compressions on the child.

Thanks to Goodrich's quick thinking and training, the boy is alive and well.

It's always nice to read a story such as this one--where the day is saved and no one gets hurt. Good job, Brogan!

Get all the details over at The Post and Courier's report here.

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