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Teen rescues drowning toddler during spring break trip to Orlando

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The best way to celebrate the spring break is to be a hero.

A teenager visiting Orlando, Florida saved a toddler from drowning in a hotel pool. The young woman reportedly pulled the child out of the water just in time.

Kaydence Henslee, a 13-year-old from Mayhill, New Mexico, was spending time by the pool when she noticed a toddler was floating face-down in the deep end, reports Fox 46. She told news outlets that she was, while looking at it she was startled, intuitively plunged into the water and pulled the child out. The little girl’s lip was said to have turned purple when she was rescued.

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The child was eventually identified as a three-year-old from Missouri. Mom Ashley Williams said she had just stepped away from the pool for a few minutes.

“I just remember another woman running across the bar area yelling for someone to call 911 because a baby had just drowned,” Williams said. “I said, ‘Oh my god.’ I didn’t think it was my baby. “

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Fortunately, a bystander performed CPR on the child who was later rushed to a nearby hospital. The girl is said to have fully recovered by 5 a.m. the next day. According to Williams, doctors told her that the situation could have turned into tragedy if her daughter hadn’t been pulled out of the water.

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Henslee’s family reportedly shared information with the Williams family and they plan to keep in touch. They said they shared photos from their Easter celebrations and plan to celebrate the little girl’s upcoming fourth birthday.

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