LAPPL News Watch
December 5, 2018
A four-year-old girl reunited Tuesday with the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter and paramedic who saved her life after she drowned in the pool of a Hawaii resort in August.
Sophia Rouse, who was then 3 years old, was vacationing with her family in Maui when her mother says she disappeared and then was found unconscious at the bottom of a pool. That’s when the firefighter and medic, Daniel Harris who was also on vacation with his family, sprang into action. With his training, Harris pulled Sophia out of the water and was able to help her regain consciousness, the LAFD said.
Harris was honored at a fire station in Westchester Tuesday, receiving a special certificate of appreciation for saving Sophia’s life.
The little girl and her family flew to Los Angeles from Hawaii to attend the event and express their gratitude to Harris.