A Kirbyville firefighter and a police officer are being credited with performing CPR and saving the life of a child.

According to Kirbyville Police Sergeant Josh Hancock, police and first responders were dispatched at about 2:00 Sunday afternoon to 710 West Levert Street when it was reported that a 1-year-old child had drowned in a bath tub and was unresponsive.

Hancock said the child's parent called 911 and also received help from Kirbyville firefighter Rodolfo Briz who lived across the street. Hancock said Briz began performing CPR and was soon assisted by Officer Richard Going who arrived shortly thereafter.

Hancock said Briz and Going were able to successfully revive the child, and he was then transported by Allegiance EMS to a Beaumont Hospital.

Hancock said the child was left unattended in the bath tub for only a very short time, about 1 minute, when the incident occurred.

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