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Quick action, CPR saves drowning teen pulled from local motel pool

Arthur Ray Dickson and Eddie Ray Goode helped pull the 14-year-old boy from the water and gave him CPR. Arthur Ray Dickson and Eddie Ray Goode helped pull the 14-year-old boy from the water and gave him CPR.
A 14-year-old boy slipped and fell into the deep end of the pool at the Moonrider Inn on the 4th of July. A 14-year-old boy slipped and fell into the deep end of the pool at the Moonrider Inn on the 4th of July.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A 14-year-old boy is alive today, thanks in part to some strangers who leapt into action when he slipped and fell into a local motel pool.

I was swimming in the pool, enjoying the 4th of July, and I heard a voice saying, 'Go get him!!" recalls Arthur Ray Dickson. That's when he saw the teenaged boy floating motionless at the bottom of the pool at the Moonrider Motel on Monkhouse drive on Thursday afternoon.

Eddie Ray Goode and his cousin Bra'Shay helped pull the teen from the pool. They say he wasn't breathing.

"He looked like a dead piece of meat," Goode says. "We got him out of the pool, my and my cousin, gave him CPR, and brought him back to life."

"CPR does save a life, it can save a life," says SFD Chief Louis Johnson. "So, that those people are willing to do that is very admirable and I think that it very well could have made the difference in the survivability of that young man."

Shreveport Fire Department EMTs arrived soon after and took over. They say he was responsive and answering questions on the way to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The teen's older brother also needed to be rescued from the pool, after he jumped in to try to help his brother and found himself struggling to stay above the water.  He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

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