2 Florida deputies save 10-month-old girl from near drowning in family pool

Child intubated for 10 days
Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 09:07:34-05

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Two Sarasota County deputies are being praised after saving a 10-month-old girl after she accidentally drowned in a pool in November.

Deputies responded to a Venice home Nov. 28, where a baby accidentally drowned in her family's pool.

Eight deputies arrived at the home, but the first ones there were Deputies Mike Nickerson and Tony Egoville.

When they arrived, the baby, Charlee, had no pulse.

Deputies Nickerson and Egoville began lifesaving efforts and performed CPR inside the home and in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

It was the longest Nickerson and Egoville have ever performed CPR in their careers, the sheriff's office said.

Charlee regained consciousness and was taken to All Children's Hospital, where she was intubated for 10 days.

Nickerson stopped by and checked in on the family, and Charlee's mom says she is doing great.

She said the deputies "will forever be a part of her family."

Nickerson has served for nearly 25 years. He said this will forever be one of the most impactful calls of his career.