Comcast Techs Save Drowning Boy


Two Comcast Corp. technicians helped to save the life of a drowning 10-year-old boy in Des Moines, Wash., Monday, the Seattle Times reported.

Technicians Ryan Thornhill and Todd Hickam were driving by an apartment complex and heard a woman screaming for help, the Times reported. They stopped and discovered the unconscious boy at the bottom of a swimming pool.

Hickam -- who jumped into the pool to save the boy -- told the Times, “The child was not breathing, and we called 911, and Ryan gave him CPR really quick, and he responded.”

The Des Moines Fire District received a call at 12:26 p.m. of a near-drowning at the pool, Fire Chief Jim Polhamus told the newspaper, adding that crews arrived at 12:29 p.m. and found the boy out of the pool, with a pulse and breathing.

The boy, who wasn't identified, was in critical but stable condition at Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Seattle, a fire official told the Times, adding that it was not clear how long he was underwater.