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Youngster Shows Slight Signs Of Recovery

Monday September 8 2014


Louise Bennett Louise Bennett


A YOUNGSTER who was pulled from the River Dearne last month has shown slight signs of recovery.

The nine-year-old almost drowned at Dearne Valley Park, Hoyle Mill, and remains in a "critical but stable" condition at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

It's thought he had been playing with friends at the park but it's not known how he ended up face down in the water.

The boy was rescued by passing horserider Louise Bennett, 40, of Monk Bretton, as others stood and watched.

Louise and another woman performed CPR on the boy when she managed to get him to the river bank.

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Reply Posted by anon on Monday September 8 2014 at 16:14
As this incident hasn't been in the news lately, we tend to forget. I assumed that the little lad is home and recovering. As a grandmother to a 9 year old boy myself, I can't imagine how his family are coping. All they can do is sit and pray. Best wishes to you all and I hope your little fella pulls through soon.

Reply Posted by pixx on Monday September 8 2014 at 17:44
9 years old where were the adults while this was happening well done to louise for helping and hoping me makes a full recovery soon

Reply Posted by anon on Monday September 8 2014 at 18:06
Bit mean spirited that post pixx. They probably have felt enormous guilt as it is without you commenting on here.

Reply Posted by nicetohear on Monday September 8 2014 at 17:51
Totally agree with above comment..
How true we forget about what we read one WK to nxt..
To the family of the young lad, try to stay strong no matter how bad times are..

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday September 9 2014 at 09:28
Hope he recovers There was more people that helped i know to 2 that helped get him up the bank

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Tuesday September 9 2014 at 19:51
Get well soon young man.