Local Man Honored by Southern Manatee Fire Rescue for Saving Drowning Child
Southern Manatee Fire Rescue shared an amazing story of a Manatee County man, who recently saved the life of a drowning child.
On May 20, 2021 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue awarded the... "Life Saving Award "...to Felix Tacoronte.
On March 27, 2021 units were dispatched to a pediatric near drowning. The child was reportedly submerged for over one minute.
Felix Tacoronte was a bystander at the pool and performed CPR on the child.
Lieutenant Hauck and Firefighter/Paramedic Velazquez arrived on scene and found the patient awake on the mother’s lap with an altered mental status. Thanks to Felix’s efforts the child is alive today.