2 brothers drown; ambulance breaks down en route to hospital

The boys' father and bystanders performed CPR; medics continued to provide care while waiting for another ambulance to continue the transport

Although this news item reports a near drowning, our headline uses the medically accurate term of ‘drown.’ Drowning, as defined by the 2002 World Congress on Drowning, “is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid. Drowning outcomes are classified as death, morbidity and no morbidity.” 


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A day at the beach took a tragic turn two young brothers visiting from San Antonio nearly drowned this afternoon. Their father and good samaritans pulled them out of the water performed CPR and bystanders watched in horror.

On the way to the hospital one of the ambulances broke down.

"It didn't look to good. The mother was frantic," said Kathi Simon a Corpus Christi resident who witnessed the near drowning. 

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