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4 Year Old Girl Nearly Downs in North Carolina Community Pool

By John Jensen, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Abby Thompson, age 4, was enjoying a nice summer’s day at a community pool. Abby was having so much fun that she got into the pool without her inflatable armbands. Someone shouted that Abby was in the pool under water. Abby’s father, Dean Thompson, requested assistance. At the time that Mr. Thompson found his daughter – she was not breathing. Jack Dixon, a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper, and Rebecca Pressley, a registered nurse, were in the area and administered CPR to the child. These quick acting people were in the right place at the right time and saved Abby’s life. Their knowledge and training in CPR along with their willingness to step in and help saved a 4 year old girl from death and family and a community from tragedy. You can read about this story at 4 Year Old North Carolina Girl Saved from Drowning.

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