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Rescued woman tracks down lifeguard who saved her in 1964
| April 11, 2013
| Gus Rosendale
Posted on 04/11/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT by Daffynition
A woman who was rescued by a lifeguard when she nearly drowned in a pool as a 5-year-old has found her hero, almost 50 years after her brush with death.
Eady Rothstein, from Ramsey, N.J., was sitting on the edge of a pool at a club near Lido Beach on New Yorks Long Island in 1964 when she suddenly slipped in.
"I can picture being underwater, screaming," recalled Rothstein.
A young lifeguard jumped in and gave the little girl mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for several minutes. He persisted until she regained consciousness, saving her life.
"I've always said I wanted to thank him, and I should do it," said Rothstein.
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TOPICS: Society; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cpr; eadyrothstein; larrybrickman; lifeguard; payingitback
What a good thing to do.
posted on 04/11/2013 11:41:45 AM PDT
(Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
posted on 04/11/2013 11:47:13 AM PDT
(I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
"I owe my life, and it's a very nice feeling to finally be able to say, 'Thank you,'" said Rothstein.
Nice feeling. While I'm feeling it, thank you to any Veterans, Police, Firefighters and other emergency responders reading this.
posted on 04/11/2013 12:01:02 PM PDT
(Better dead than red!)
Thanks for posting this. We need to see good news stories, too.
posted on 04/11/2013 12:30:37 PM PDT
by Bigg Red
(Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
I was in Vegas once and a bunch of Marines and their dates were seated at the table next to me. I paid their bill. It was an honor to be able to thank those magnificent bastards for keeping me and my family safe.
posted on 04/11/2013 1:20:40 PM PDT
(It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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