Q. What do you get when an orthodontist and endodontist take a leisurely stroll on the beach?
A. Heroic behavior.
The riddle has a happy ending because twin brothers Steven and Stuart Frost from Mesa, Arizona, were vacationing with their nephew Jesse Martin in Newport Beach, California and not afraid to help a stranger in need.
According to a feature by Caroline Picard for GoodHousekeeping.com, Jesse Martin and his twin uncles were visiting the beach earlier this month when they saved the life of a two-year-old boy, Brooks. When Martin heard a woman scream about her missing son, the three Arizona men took action.
According to KHOU11, the mom was putting sunscreen on her other child while the toddler played in a nearby hole dug in the sand. As soon as the men saw the spot, they realized the walls had caved in.
“When I got in there and dug a couple handfuls, I ended up feeling him and finding him. So I dug him up and picked him up outside the hole,” Martin told KPHO. “His face was real pale, real blue, real lifeless. It was definitely a sick feeling.”
Luckily, both Frost brothers knew CPR and immediately began reviving the toddler, named Brooks. “We were cleaning out the sand out of his mouth, just making sure nothing would go down his lungs,” Stuart Frost told KPHO. “When Brooks finally said the word, ‘Mom,’ that’s when I knew we were okay. And it was pure relief.”
Did having two dentist on hand make a difference?
According to KPHO news report, the Frosts credit an Arizona state law that requires CPR training for the profession.
“For 22 years, I’ve taken CPR certification classes and practiced this type of life-saving skill but I’ve never, ever had to use those skills,” Steven Frost told KPHO. “It was interesting to see that after many years of practicing, those skills were natural.”
Read the KPHO news report at: http://www.cbs5az.com/story/32379673/not-your-average-family-vacation-three-valley-men-help-save-boy-buried-in-sand
Read the Good Housekeeping news feature at: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/news/a39295/men-save-toddler-buried-at-beach/