Former Paramedic Saves Boy from Drowning in Ann Arbor – The Good News
Another instance of being in the right place at the right time!
Michael Hood is a former paramedic from Detroit who takes his border collies for a walk every day in West Park in Ann Arbor. He just happened to be doing that on Monday afternoon when he heard screams - he found an 11-year-old boy who had fallen through the thin ice in the pond.
Hood saw the boy's head sticking out of the water (the average survival time in water that cold is 15-45 minutes) so he jumped in to save him. He was walking with a friend, who called the paramedics. By the time they arrived, the boy was out of the water, being warmed up by Hood's dogs.
His Facebook post (above) is so humble and hilarious. Thank goodness he was there.