Off-duty lifeguard saves boy after drowning

Lifeguard Brogan Goodrich saved the life of a boy Saturday.
Lifeguard Brogan Goodrich saved the life of a boy Saturday.

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Lifeguard Brogan Goodrich was enjoying her day off when duty called Saturday.

Goodrich and several others were celebrating her five year old sister's birthday at the community pool at the Bridges of Summerville when around 1 p.m. a mother started to scream for help. Witnesses describe seeing a lifeless young boy floating on top of the water.

Several people pulled the boy out of the pool when Goodrich stepped in and took control of the situation.

"I found he wasn't breathing and he didn't have a pulse, and when they don't have a pulse you're immediately supposed to start CPR," said Goodrich.

Goodrich was able to revive the boy after about a minute. The fire department and ambulance crews arrived a short time later.

"I feel like it was a dream," said Goodrich. "I'm so thankful I was there. At the same point, I wish I never had to do it because it will always stay in my memory."

Goodrich, 19,  is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina and lifeguards at Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston.

For more on this heroic story, watch a full report from Harve Jacobs on Live 5 News at 6.

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