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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 July, 2004, 18:17 GMT 19:17 UK
Swimming teachers save boy's life
Caroline Swatton
Mrs Swatton gave the boy mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
A three-year-old boy found face down in a swimming pool was saved by two swimming teachers.

Peter Chesters was spotted lying face down in the pool in Bournemouth, Dorset, after losing his footing and being unable to stay above water.

Senior swimming instructor Louise Wingate pulled him from the water at the Fitness First pool to find he had stopped breathing.

Swimming school owner Caroline Swatton gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

'Little angel'

Mrs Swatton, 47, from Poole, said: "We managed to get some response from him and stopped CPR but continued mouth-to-mouth.

"In the meantime his twin sister came and sat beside me. She was just like a little angel in all this madness.

"She was so calm. She asked me 'Is Peter dead?'

"I said 'No sweetheart he's not dead' which was so hard to do because I thought he was dead.

"But then he vomited and we put him in the recovery position."

The three-year-old was taken to Poole Hospital overnight after the incident on 1 July and then allowed back home.



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