WINDHAM, N.H. (WHDH) -- For two weeks a landscaping crew has been
working at a Windham, N.H. home. On Wednesday, they heard a splash in
the pool next door and the sound of a screaming mother.
Matt Pulomena ran toward the neighbor's house. A mother had jumped in
the pool and pulled her 3-year-old son out. He said he could see the boy
Pulomena, a landscaper who was trained to be a firefighter, jumped in to help.
"She started screaming, 'Help, help, help, help' so I just looked up
and she had her son, Connor, over her should and I just took off and
hopped the fence and then he was laid down on the ground, on their
deck," said Pulomena.
Without waiting for help, he just took over.
"I just flipped him over, checked for his circulation and if he was
breathing and there was neither of the two so I just started
compressions. It was probably the fifth or sixth round of compressions
that he -- water and stuff started coming up, out of his nose and his
mouth and then it was probably one more round of CPR and he took that
breath," said Pulomena.
By the time the ambulance arrived the boy had started breathing.
"I hope he pulls out of this and that he gets to swim again. I'll feel a
lot better when I'm able to have a conversation with him and he's
telling me he's alright," said Pulomena.
Firefighters said the little boy was taken to the Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit at Elliot Hospital. There is no word on his condition.