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Loxahatchee Groves toddler saved by deputies home from hospital

Deputies come to rescue of 2-year-old girl after seizure
Posted at 12:32 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 10:22:13-04

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. — A 2-year-old Loxahatchee Groves girl who deputies rushed to save is back home from the hospital.

The girl, Mimi, was rushed to a nearby hospital by her grandparents Monday. She had a seizure that stopped her from breathing and almost put her into cardiac arrest. The child's condition started quickly to deteriorate.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies heard the 911 call, responded to help and quickly spotted the grandparent's vehicle flashing lights while en route.

"We had to find them first," Deputy Paul Read said. "I had extra medical equipment and have medical training. I ran over to help them. We did what we had to do."

Jessica Talley later said that Mimi had a seizure and was recovering at Palms West Hospital.

"If they had not made this decision, I may have lost my little grandbaby," Talley said.

The family told WPTV on Thursday evening that Mimi is back home and they are thanking the deputies for helping save her life.