BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday night after he nearly drowned in a backyard pond in Suffolk County.
The boy’s teenage cousin is credited with helping save his life.
The house on East Belmont Street in Bay Shore was filled with relatives earlier Sunday evening when a 3-year-old boy came running in with wet clothes – calling the name of his older brother.
Joey Georges, 6, fallen into the backyard pond and was face down, not breathing.
His 16-year-old cousin, Keyara Zamor, said she pulled him out of the water and started CPR until paramedics arrived.
“I see, like, his arm was out. His head was kind of under, and when I was pulling him out, I see he’s blue and purple,” Zamor said. “So I’m doing CPR and I’m screaming: ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’”
The hero cousin is a high school junior from Stamford, Connecticut.
The boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where his condition was stable, police said.