OCPD OFFICER PERFORMS CPR DURING HOTEL POOL DROWNING

On September 30, 2011, at approximately 10:50 p.m. Ocean City Police responded to 1610 Baltimore Avenue (Quality Inn Boardwalk), in reference to a possible drowning in the pool of the hotel.

OFC Justin Hoban arrived at the scene and observed a group of citizens standing observing a male who was floating face down in the hotel pool.  OFC Hoban immediately went to the pool and determined the 50-year-old male in the pool unresponsive with a few other people trying to hold him up.

OFC Hoban grabbed the man and pulled him out the water.  OFC Hoban observed the victim’s complexion was close to purple and he was not breathing.  OFC Hoban administered CPR to the victim, during which the male began to breath.

Ocean City Paramedics arrived shortly after and took over the treatment of the male.  The drowning victim was transported to Atlantic General Hospital by Ocean City EMS and is expected to make a full recovery.