Three Arizona men will be returning to Mesa as heroes after they helped save a toddler’s life in Newport Beach over the Fouth of July holiday weekend.
Stuart Frost, 50, said he and his family were on the beach playing games when his nephew Jesse Martin, 35, came running up asking the family for help.
According to AZ Central, Frost said a woman on the beach had become frantic. She was looking for her 3-year-old son, but he was nowhere to be seen.
“I could see this lady down the beach with her hands on her head, just distraught. So I said to my family, ‘Let’s go help her.'”
“She was around like 50 people, and none of them got up to help her. It was really odd.”
The whole family, about 30 people, rushed over to help the woman look for her son, who she said was wearing blue swim trunks.
The family spread out to search while Frost said he and his twin brother Steve along with Martin noticed something strange in the distance. They saw a few kids digging holes in the sand close to where the toddler had last been seen. Upon closer inspection, Martin said he saw blue swim trunks peaking out from below the sand.
“We started digging, and Jesse found this little boy, Brooks, and pulled him out,” Frost said.
“He was ash grey, he was dead. He was dead. So we pulled him out, and the mom was just beside herself.”
Frost said they began to give the boy CPR, and after a minute or so, the boy’s lips started to quiver. A few minutes later, he started to breathe and began screaming for his mom. The boy, who was 3, according to Newport Beach Lifeguard Battalion Chief Brent Jacobsen, was then rushed to the hospital, where he ended up being okay, Frost said.
“One of the neat things about the story is that later that day, the family came over and showed us a picture of him laughing and smiling and doing okay,” Frost said. “It was truly a miracle.”
Fortunately, the child is safe and in good hands once again. According to Jacobsen, the child had been digging holes in the sand when one that was about three feet deep collapsed and caved in on him.
This is just another example of why it is so important to keep a close eye on your children, whether at the beach, the park, or the playground.
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