KANSAS CITY, MO—A nurse who helped saved a drowning boy who police thought was dead received a special honor on Tuesday. Nicholas Shields received a Certificate of Appreciation.
In June he heard a child had drowned near 79th and Euclid in Kansas City, Mo., near where he was at the time. The seven-year-old boy didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing. However, that didn't stop Shields from performing CPR. After about two minutes the boy began coughing up water and blood.
The seven-year-old made a full recovery and is doing fine.