While at work, jennifer potter was confronted with a drowning boy and she took the brave decision to try and save him, but shockingly it turned out that he wasn’t the only one in danger hunter was faced, then with retrieving a second body Wednesday 6 June 2018 was a summer’s day that may have begun, like many others for upon her little did. She know, however, that before she went to bed again, she would have to make a decision that affected not just one but two lives.
It was far from a coincidence that potter was present at the scene of the accident, though that’s because she holds the position of assistant manager at the brookwood apartments in indianapolis indiana, where the incident took place and on that particular day, potter was inspecting the grounds of The complex accompanied by a maintenance worker, but although this duty is something that she had likely performed on several previous occasions, this time she was in for a shock. The pair who’d been traveling on a golf.
Cart soon became aware of a noise coming from an area of the complex. Then, following the sound potter and her co-worker drove over to the pool where it eventually became apparent that someone was in extreme danger and as potter looked towards the pool, she could see a young voice struggling in the water.
So, even though it was unclear at this point how the child had ended up in this situation, potter without hesitation decided to spring into action. Speaking to wish tv in june 2018 potter recalled the moment when she’d first seen the boy she said, i’m just running at this point and i’m literally throwing my coat off.
Dropping my phone and keys and still running at this point and potter should be commended for taking action after all, making that judgment call in the heat of the moment is something that not many would be brave enough to do, but this distressing scene was not the Complete picture you see once potter had jumped into the water, she discovered something else after potter had leapt into the pool and swum towards the drowning boy. In a bid to save him. She became aware of a second body in the water, a woman whom potter correctly assumed was his mother was below the surface.
Holding the boy. Up later in june, 2018 potter spoke to wthr and told him that she’d swum straight over to the child and realized. There was a mother beneath a little boy. She added. I have no idea, it has to be the adrenaline that was pumping through my body.
Yet, while potter was able to snatch up mom and child, she was unable to keep the mother’s head above the water. Instead, she had to focus on pulling them both to safety. Fortunately, though, with the help of an employee, she was able to get the two individuals out of the water. Then after the incident potter told the fire service that, although she would consider herself a competent swimmer, she in fact doesn’t swim very often. With that in mind, her decision to jump into the pool is perhaps even more remarkable.
Now, although you may think that this incident couldn’t get any more nerve-wracking, you’d be wrong. Why well, when they lifted the mother out of the water potter and those who were there to help could see that she was pregnant at this point, potter was still unaware of the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Luckily, though, witnesses were able to ultimately shed some light on exactly what had happened in the late up to potter and her co-worker. Finding the struggling pair according to those who’d watched, the mom, who was six months pregnant and her son had been making their way around the pool when he lost his footing and fallen in despite the fact the mom couldn’t swim. She had jumped in after him and had been able to raise him up by keeping his head above water.
Amazingly quick thinking, potter had found the pair in time. Then, once everyone had gotten out of the pool her co-worker called 9-1-1 on the call he said we had an adult, potentially pregnant female jump in to save a boy and she’s drowning in the pool. They pulled her up and she’s breathing now, but she needs to be checked. Perhaps neither the mom nor her son would have made it if potter hadn’t intervened, though that was certainly the opinion of indianapolis fire department battalion chief reader wreath, who would tell wxin that the assistant manager had saved three lives. That day i was like this woman is pregnant as well.
Emt came back and said you actually saved three lives today, not just two. Thankfully, both the mother and the boy were taken to local hospitals and were expected to make a full recovery. The mom was even able to speak to potter before she was taken to the hospital and she used the opportunity to thank her rescuer. I talked to her for just a little bit. I went over there to make sure she was feeling all right and she said she was and just said.
Thank you very much for what you did today, but why did potter decide to jump in when she saw the boy struggling instead of waiting for help? Adding at that point, when i got there, i was like i don’t know if i can get both of them. I didn’t know, but i did whatever i could at that time and just started swimming to the side and they both came with me. While she told wthr that it had simply been a matter of instinct potter went on, i don’t feel like a hero. I just felt like i was at the right place at the right time.