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Resusciation of the Drowned.

The " Timaru Herald" thus refers to a case of resuscitation of one apparently drowned, which is worth full description for the sake of the lesson it conveys. Mr Albert Hutchins is an : employe" at the freezing works and lives at Maori Hill. On Monday morning Mrs Hutchins was attending to a younger child, and her little boy of two and a half years, went out of doors to play. In the, yard is a concrete tank with a wooden cover, not, it appears, sufficiently secured. After the child had been out some time, Mrs Hutchins happened to look out of the window and saw that the cover of the tank had been pushed off. Hardly suspecting anything more at the moment, as the child had said he was going to a playmate, Mrs Hutchins. went to look, and saw the child floating m" the tank, white and still. Very fortunately owing to the rain on Sunday the tank was nearly full, and she was able to reach the child and pull it out, when it; was apparently quite dead. Vary fortunately Mrs Lindsay happened to drive past at the time, and see,ing what had occurred offered to drive :^ckl iin4 letch a "doctor, an offer that was. of course gladly accepted. Mrs Lindsny drove to Dr Reid's. He, however, was, engaged at the hqspital, but being telephoned to, he left his work there and hastened to Maori HiU, When he arrived a considerable time had elapsed since the child: was taken from the water, and Up, feared an attempt t© resuscitate it would be fruitless. He, however, set to work, and m a couple of hours or so had the pleasure of returning the child to his parents alive and " doing as well as could be expected." Yesterday the child. was so much better that he was able to speak, and all fears of bad consequences are removed. Many a case of drowning has ended m,. death, {op, "wafll of such know^aa and s^ili' as Dr Keid brought to boar m resuscitation of the child. When one considers the time the child had lain, seemingly m the sure grip of death, Dr Reid deseives credit for persevering m his fight with grim •nemy, ' .-

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Resusciation of the Drowned., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2526, 24 September 1890

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Resusciation of the Drowned. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2526, 24 September 1890