Satellite Beach Fire Department Water Rescue Revives Near Drowning Victim
By Space Coast Daily // May 25, 2015
second victim treated for near drowning
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Satellite Beach Fire and Paramedic Services were notified of a possible drowning at about 2:10 p.m. Monday at the Hightower Beach Park in Satellite Beach, according to Chief Don Hughes.
Satellite Beach Fire Department Water Rescue personnel were already at the park on normal water rescue patrol and were informed by a citizen of a person floating face down in the water approximately 100 yards from shore, and potentially a second swimmer in distress.
“Satellite Beach Firefighter Paramedics Darron Pelecki and Josh Motta initiated rescue operations and swam out to the victims and pulled them to shore against heavy surf and extreme rip current conditions,” said Chief Hughes.
Firefighter Paramedic Pelecki assessed his unresponsive victim and along with bystanders began CPR.
Within moments, the approximately 17-year-old female victim regained pulses and Satellite Beach Paramedics, along with Brevard County Fire personnel, continued advanced life support treatment.
The second victim was treated for near drowning and both were transported to Homes Regional Hospital.
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