#TSRPositiveImages: #Roommates, thought we’d share some #BlackGirlMagic with y’all! A 10-year-old girl from #Atlanta is being hailed as a hero after her swift response to her little sister’s near-drowning ended up saving her life!
The incident was caught on video, which has now gone viral! In the video, you see 3-year-old Kali Dallis jump into her apartment complex’s swimming pool with a bright green floating device around her waist. When she hits the water, the young girl gets tangled up in the tube and begins to struggle to stay above water, eventually going under.
Kali’s older sister #Jayla notices her sister underwater then without hesitation, sprints and leaps into the water to pull her out. An apartment operations manager began CPR on the unconscious child while a bystander called 911.
“She was like heavy, so I had to pull her by her hair and then I grabbed her by her waist and pulled her up,” Jayla said in a Good Morning America interview.
The police officer that responded was affected by the situation, according to @wafb.
“I was sitting in the back of the police department, in my patrol car, checking reports,” said Sgt. Ed Lyons with the Chamblee Police Department.
Lyons, who has a little girl of his own, said he couldn’t help but think of his daughter as he raced to help Kali.
“I saw my little girl laying there, same kind of little bathing suit she wears,” Lyons said. “Same little hair pulled up in a little bun up top. You know you kind of have to push past that and do what you’re trained to do.”
Video captured him calming little Kali.
“There you go honey,” he said. “There you go! Keep blowing it out! We’ve got a definite pulse.”
Although she was showing signs of life, Kali was taken to the hospital in critical condition and when Kali’s mother arrived at the hospital, she found her baby hooked up to a ventilator.
Doctors told her they weren’t even sure if she’d make it out alive, but two weeks after the horrifying incident, Kali was back to being herself and is expected to make a full recovery.
“It’s amazing,” said her mother Daneshia Dallis. “It’s a miracle. Don’t take your eyes off of them. All the floats are not safe. Be careful. Watch your kids.”
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh