“My brain just said I had to do it,” Kendall said.
The pair have always shared a special bond and Kendall’s heroic actions have only strengthened their connection.
“I was in bed and then, all of a sudden, I heard these weird noises, so I turned my head, and it was my Nana and she was drenched in sweat, so then I turned her over, and ran to her side and started to do CPR,” Kendall said.
The fifth-grader called 911, carefully following the instructions.
“I was doing chest compressions, I was counting like 1, 2, 3, 4,” Kendall said.
Responding paramedics were surprised to find an 11-year-old handling the life or death emergency.
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Swimmer bitten by great white shark in California | WGN-TV
The victim was with a group of long-distance swimmers about 300 yards off Manhattan Beach, when he was bit on his side Saturday morning. Witnesses say the 7-foot shark had been thrashing around in the water for more than 30 minutes, after it was snagged by a fishing line. A paddle boarder put the man on his board and rushed him to shore. He was conscious and breathing on his own when he was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening. Authorities say the attack may have been whats known as a response bite. Its where the shark is hooked in the lip, and hes trying to shake the hook, said Eric Martin, a marine biologist. His mouth is opening and closing as he is shaking his head and when hes doing that, his teeth are coming out. We think the swimmer just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Nightmares haunt swimmer bitten by great white shark off CA beach | KAJ18.com | Kalispell, Montana
The great white was apparently agitated after struggling for its life for the previous half hour before the attack on Robles. A fisherman who used chum to attract sharks to the pier had cut it loose after hooking it but failing to land it, Robles said. Marine biologist Eric Martin told CNN affiliate KABC that it likely was a “response bite” by the juvenile shark and “the swimmer just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.” “I thought ‘Oh, my God, this is it, I’m gonna die,” Robles said. But the shark’s bite was not deep, sparing Robles’ ribs and organs, he said. “It wasn’t a full-size bite,” said Capt. Tracy Lizlotte, a lifeguard for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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