Fire department to honor family who rescued twins

Published: August 13, 2007 | 6623rd good news item since 2003

The Fairfield Twp. Fire Department plans Tuesday night to recognize a Liberty Twp. family whose actions helped save the lives of two children earlier this month.

Danny and Cheri Webber were at the East Butler County YMCA June 16 when their 5-year-old son Thomas spotted 9-year-old Prince Odai at the bottom of the pool, said Fairfield Twp. Fire Chief Dave Downie.

Thomas alerted his father, who removed the boy from the bottom of the pool and notified the on-duty lifeguards.

The boy’s twin sister, Princess Odai, was discovered motionless in the water and also was removed.

Danny Webber’s wife, Cheri, a registered nurse, opened the airways of the victims and assisted with rescue breathing along with the lifeguards, Downie said.

Cheri Webber and the lifeguards stabilized the twins prior to the arrival of township paramedics.

Told by officials they could not use the facility because they could not swim, the twins somehow got into the pool, Downie said.

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