Heroes among us: Guests jumped to rescue a young girl

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A sunny day on the ‘One Happy Island’ took a quick turn as a group of guests at the Marriott Surf Club Aruba noticed a young 18-year-old girl who was unresponsive as she floated in the swimming pool. This is when, without hesitation, the group of hotel guests jumped to the rescue and successfully managed to revive the young girl. 

While swimming, the young girl became unwell, leaving her unconscious in the swimming pool with no pulse. A group of hotel guests pulled her out of the swimming pool and performed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). After successfully getting a pulse, she was transported to the local hospital in an ambulance for further treatment.

Thankfully, the group of hotel guests were able to act rapidly so as to help resuscitate the young lady and get her the medical attention she needed. Together with her family they explained that there are not enough words to express their gratitude and appreciation for what the group of hotel guests had done to save her life.

As a token of appreciation on behalf of the ‘One Happy Island’, Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.) representatives Rayon Koolman and Kimberley Richardson honored a total of seven guests for their act of bravery and generosity. The seven honorees were presented with a certificate recognizing them as ‘Goodwill Ambassadors’ as a way of saying ‘Masha Danki’ for their heroic act.