NFL Coach Pulls Heroic Feat Saving the Life of a 3-Year-Old After a Horrifying Accident

Published 06/01/2023, 3:00 PM EDT

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Some quick-witted alertness has always saved lives. And NFL players, renowned for their lightning-fast reflexes and split-second decision-making on the field, often find themselves applying these skills in unexpected circumstances. They have proven their heroism and courage time and again. And, an NFL coach has done the same this time.

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One such incident occurred recently when an American football coach responded swiftly to save a little child from a horrific accident this weekend. Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator, Raheem Morris, showcased his quick wit and became instrumental in bringing a three-year-old boy back to his senses. But what and how did he do?

Morris acts as a miracle worker for the toddler

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According to ESPN, Morris was at the Encore Las Vegas with his family when he noticed a young boy drowning in the hotel pool. The boy was swiftly pulled out of the pool by his father and brought to a lifeguard. While the lifeguard began CPR compressions, Morris hurried over to offer his assistance. He quickly located an AED and played a crucial role in the child’s rescue, helping to revive him and bring him back to consciousness.

Morris recounted, “I saw people calling 911 so my first question was, where is the AED?” He went on to explain that he swiftly sprinted and retrieved the automatic external defibrillator (AED).

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Morris stated, “When I got back, we had a doctor on site that was able to start the compressions. I was able to hand the AED to him, get it open for him, put the pads on the child, and he ended up being OK.” He attributed his ability to take prompt action to the CPR, AED, and first aid training facilitated by the team’s vice president of sports medicine and performance, Reggie Scott.

NFL knows the importance of AED after those tragic incidents

This year brought a shocking moment for NFL fans and members alike when a young player from Buffalo Bills, Damar Hamlin, collapsed on the field during a game against Cincinnati Bengals. However, amidst the concern and panic, it was the quick response and preparedness of both the team and the referees that played a vital role in aiding Hamlin’s recovery from a sudden cardiac arrest.

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In a tragically similar drowning incident, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett recently experienced the heartbreaking loss of his 2-year-old daughter, who drowned in a swimming pool. This devastating event sent shockwaves throughout the entire NFL community, with even Tom Brady extending his condolences.

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Following the rescue of the boy in the latest drowning incident, Morris highlighted the relevance of both Hamlin’s case and the loss of Shaquil’s daughter, Arrayah, in raising awareness and promoting preparedness among coaches and players for unforeseen circumstances.

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Life is inherently unpredictable, but the combination of knowledge, preparedness, and individuals like Morris holds the power to rescue and preserve lives.

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Bhwya Sriya

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Bhwya Sriya is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from an esteemed university, Bhwya tries to amalgamate her love for sports with her creativity. Her interest in sports arose when Bhwya represented her district on a race track in school.
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