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Officers Honored for Saving Toddler’s Life

Lower Township Council Oct. 18 honors police officers Robert Fessler and Jordan Saini for saving the life of a drowning 2-year-old in Cold Spring.

By Rebecca Fox

VILLAS – Lower Township Council, during its Oct. 18 meeting, presented plaques to two patrolmen to honor their work during a life-threatening incident involving a 2-year-old. 
Officers Robert Fessler and Jordan Saini Sept. 6 respondedto a Cold Spring residence.At the home, a toddler was unresponsive due to a near-drowning incident, where Fessler sprinted to the backyard where it occurred. After assessing the scene, Fessler administered blows to the toddler’s back to remove water from the child’s lungs, according to Mayor Frank Sippel. 
Additionally, upon immediate arrival to the scene, Saini assisted in facilitating first aid to the unresponsive child, who then began coughing and regaining consciousness, according to Sippel. 
Both officers were commended for administering first aid until emergency personnel arrived, keeping the family members calm and taking command of the scene. 
Because of their quick actions, the child was able to be resuscitated and has fully recovered.

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