Police heroes save two children

NARATHIWAT — Two local policemen have been praised as heroes after they saved the lives of two small children who had been dragged lifeless from the sea at a popular beach.

Nurahasera Uma, 3, and her one-year and nine-month brother Abdulbasi were "blue and lifeless" when their parents and bystanders rescued them from the sea off Narathat Beach in Muang district on Thursday afternoon. 

Pol Sen Sgt Maj Somchai Saiwadej, of Muang Narathiwat Police Station, and Pol Sgt Maj Thammajak Faingern were patrolling near the area on motorcycle when they were alerted to the incident. 

The officers rushed to the scene and each gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR to the toddlers who had been unresponsive and had stopped breathing. 

The witnesses said the young children finally spat out water, vomited and opened their eyes shortly after they were resuscitated. Their recovery made the parents and the crowd cheer loudly.

The two were taken to Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Hospital. Nurahasera is now in a safe condition while her brother is being treated under close observation in the intensive care unit.   

A doctor at the hospital said Abdulbasi still had sea water in his body and his brain was partially infected. The doctor said the two children had received proper first aid which subsequently enabled effective treatment  from the medical team when they arrived at the hospital.      

Niboh, 36, the father of the children, said he and his wife Sareeha, 29, regularly took their children to the beach to swim and have a meal. He said he and Sareeha failed to notice when their children got close to the sea and only saw them when they were drowning. 

Sareeha said she thanked Pol Sen Sgt Maj Somchai and Pol Sgt Maj Thammajak for doing a great job and saving her children’s lives. “I want to sincerely thank them, from the people to the police,” the mother added. 

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Discussion 1 : 28/02/2014 at 06:54 AM
Good to see a pro-police report and kudos in the comments. A nice change from the negative reports and comments. Thanks to the men in brown for all the good they do.
Discussion 2 : 28/02/2014 at 02:30 AM
It is when the humanity comes through from time to time one has a hidden hope that refuses tie die
Discussion 3 : 28/02/2014 at 12:49 AM
Excellent job police. Well done. The policemen should earn medals for this.
Discussion 4 : 27/02/2014 at 11:37 PM
We should look out for one another especially the young ones. Great news!

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