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Nurse Receives Honor for Saving Boy Who Some Thought Was Dead


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.

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