MEDIA ADVISORY

FIRE CHIEF TO PRESENT CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION TO SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY FOR SAVING LIFE OF THREE YEAR OLD COUSIN FROM DROWNING IN BACKYARD SWIMMING POOL

Las Vegas Fire Chief Mario Trevino will present a seven year old boy, who recently learned how to swim, with a certificate of commendation for saving the life of his three year old cousin when she feel into a backyard swimming pool. His quick action saved the girl from drowning this past weekend. The little girl did not require medical attention.

The seven year old boy, DANIEL BAYLIS, JR. was visiting his grandparents house at 317 REDSTONE STREET (near White Sands Ave. & N. Rainbow Bl) last Sunday afternoon. They have a swimming pool in their backyard where everyone met to have a swimming party. Also swimming in the pool, along with his parents and grandparents, was his three year old cousin Kimberly Davis. The three year old was wearing swimmies, a learn how to swim teaching aid, while in the water. When everyone got out of the pool to take a rest, the adults took Kimberly's swimmies off and was hanging their towels to dry, outside by the pool. They had their backs turned for only a minute, when they heard a splash in the pool. When they turned to look, they found Daniel retrieving the small girl from the pool. The adults then dived into the pool to help Daniel bring the girl out, but he had already done the work. She was only in the water for a few seconds and did not suffer any injuries.

Daniel's parents, April & Daniel Baylis then contacted the fire department to see if the child could be recognized for his brave action. Chief Trevino will ride over to the house in a fire engine and present Daniel with a Certificate of Commendation.