Drowning child pulled from Lobo Lake

Drowning child pulled from Lobo Lake
The Levelland & Hockley County News-Press reports that a drowning child was pulled from Lobo Lake on Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Levelland & Hockley County News-Press)

LEVELLAND, Texas (KCBD) - A drowning child pulled from Lobo Lake on Wednesday afternoon is said to be doing well.

First responders got the call around 2 p.m. They arrived to find the child had been pulled from the lake and City of Levelland employees were performing CPR.

The child was taken to the hospital but his condition is not known as of Wednesday afternoon.

According to Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia, a small child around the age of 2 was playing at Lobo Lake Park on the playground equipment in the 1100 block of Avenue H. The male toddler wandered off and fell into the water.

The two female guardians noticed the child in the water and went to try to get him out.

The City of Levelland Parks Director and a parks employee were there working on the park when they heard the screams.

The City of Levelland employees pulled the child out of the water and performed CPR until medics could arrive. When medics got there, they were able to revive the child and he was taken to the Levelland hospital.

“They did a phenomenal job,” said Chief Garcia. “I am extremely proud of the phenomenal job they did rescuing this child until paramedics could arrive. This child survived because of what they did.”

The boy’s mother reached out to our newsroom Wednesday night to express her gratitude to EMS and the Levelland city employees who helped save her son:

“I would like to give a special thank you to the city of Levelland employees that helped our son and get him revived and to the Levelland EMS for taking care of him. God is good and I truly hope and pray God blesses the man that took the time to help our son by doing chest compressions and performing CPR. We thank everyone for the prayers. Our son is a fighter and he is doing well.”

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