MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say two members of a sequestered jury helped save a 6-year-old child from drowning in a Memphis hotel pool.
Shelby County's sheriff's office says deputies had taken the sequestered jury to the DoubleTree hotel Thursday when they heard people screaming. A hotel employee said there was a child by the pool that had nearly drowned and was unresponsive.
Deputies said that two jurors, Dr. Jora Best and Sheila Dalieymple, then began to perform CPR on Shawanda Birdse.
The child was transported to a hospital in critical condition, but she is expected to fully recover.
Best is a pediatrician and Dalieymple is a registered nurse. The sheriff's office credited the jurors and Deputies Amy Chaffin and Steve Perry for their quick action.
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