Landscaper saves 3-year-old who nearly drowned

William Holt
William Holt
Yahoo! News

A New Hampshire landscaper is being called a hero after saving a 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned in a pool Wednesday, CBS Boston reports.

About three and a half hours into a job in the town of Windham, Matt Pulomena heard a splash and what sounded like a woman yelling for help from the house next door.

“I just took off and jumped the fence and ran up on their deck,” Pulomena told CBS Boston.

When Pulomena got there, he found the woman with her son over her shoulder. Three-year-old Connor St. Laurent, who had somehow fallen into his grandparents’ pool, wasn’t breathing. Fortunately for the boy and his mother, Pulomena knew CPR from two years of firefighter training in nearby Belmont.

“If it wasn’t for the Belmont Fire Department, I wouldn’t have known what to do,” Pulomena said. “I would have been another bystander around just looking at a lifeless child.”

According to CBS Boston, Pulomena wants to be an EMT. While he hasn’t passed his test yet, this week has certainly given him some on-the-job experience.