A toddler has nearly drowned when he fell into a pool filled with oblivious guests at a US hotel, with the heart-stopping incident captured on CCTV security cameras.
The near-drowning happened at a hotel in Livonia, Michigan on January 24.
Police said there were about a dozen people around the child in the video, but they didn't realise he had gone under water.
"He's trying to swim. He's trying to get in a position to get upright. There's a lot of people playing. I think he gets lost in the confusion," Livonia Police Captain Ron Taig told CNN affiliate WXYZ, describing frames from the video that appear to show the boy fighting to get to the surface.
A nine-year-old girl saw the boy lying motionless at the bottom of the pool and alerted her godmother, who told other people to call 911 as she jumped in to save the little boy.
A sign in the pool area warned that no lifeguard was on duty.
The boy was underwater for about four minutes, according to the time code on the video.
Two off-duty nurses performed CPR on the child and were able to revive him, according to police.
WXYZ reported the nurses were staying at the Holiday Inn Express for a nursing convention.
"It gives you goosebumps when you see these nurses working on this child. They did multiple rounds of CPR to bring him back," Capt. Taig told WXYZ.
The child was taken to the hospital and treated and released the same day.
Police investigated the incident and have turned the case over to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
A spokeswoman for the office said the case is under review and no charging decisions have been made.
The police department said it released the video to remind people about the dangers of drowning and to remind parents to monitor their children in the water.
The US National Drowning Prevention Alliance says that drowning is the number one cause of accidental deaths for children between one and four-years-old and that 88 per cent of child drownings occur when at least one adult is present.
Two off-duty nurses, the nine-year-old girl and her godmother have been nominated for the Livonia Police Department Exceptional Service Award, which is the department's highest civilian honour.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/cctv-shows-child-almost-drown-in-michigan-hotel-pool/e8fa3ee9-a011-48d8-ab10-7ac150ecd745