On May 11th, 2017, Bluey Chandler, aged one from Weaverthorpe, North Yorkshire somehow managed to open the gate to the family pond and almost drowned. His mother and her partner found Bluey floating lifelessly on top of the water.
Cheryl started giving her son mouth to mouth resuscitation and her neighbours rushed to the family’s aid and started CPR until the emergency services arrived.
When the Yorkshire Air Ambulance arrived at the scene, Bluey suffered a cardiac arrest, but the team of paramedics managed to revive him. He was then flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Bluey’s time in hospital was touch and go. He suffered from another cardiac arrest and spent ten days in intensive care. However, the wonderful little boy has now made a miraculous recovery and still loves water.
Cheryl and Steve, said: “If it wasn’t for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, my little boy wouldn’t be here. I still can’t thank them enough, this service is so important to our rural area.”
The owners of The Star Inn, Weaverthorpe hold a quiz every two weeks where all money that is collected is donated to the Yorkshire air Ambulance.