Raheem Morris played a heroic relation successful redeeming a young boy's beingness this past weekend.
The Los Angeles Rams antiaircraft coordinator was capable to assistance lifeguards by pulling a drowning 3-year-old retired of a excavation astatine Encore Las Vegas.
Morris was vacationing astatine the edifice with his household erstwhile helium spotted the boy. He had nary pulse erstwhile helium was taken retired by his father, ESPN notes.
Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris of the Los Angeles Rams answers questions from the media pursuing mini campy connected June 8, 2022 astatine the team's installation astatine California Lutheran University successful Thousand Oaks, California. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
A lifeguard began performing CPR connected the boy, but Morris did not privation to ticker and not assist.
"I saw radical calling 911, truthful my archetypal question was, wherever is the [automated outer defibrillator] AED?" Morris said. "When I got back, we had a doc connected tract that was capable to commencement the compressions. I was capable to manus the AED to him, get it unfastened for him, enactment the pads connected the child, and helium ended up being OK."
Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris of the Los Angeles Rams looks connected during grooming campy astatine University of California Irvine connected July 29, 2022 successful Irvine, California. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Morris credited the Rams grooming unit for due archetypal assistance grooming and helping him recognize protocols.
AEDs person go much prevalent since 1 was utilized to prevention Damar Hamlin, who went into cardiac apprehension aft making a tackle connected Monday Night Football. Morris noted that incident, arsenic good arsenic the calamity of Shaq Barrett's 2-year-old daughter's drowning death, helped summation consciousness and mentation for specified events.
Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, connected the sidelines during a 34-14 triumph implicit the Chicago Bears astatine SoFi Stadium connected Sept. 12, 2021 successful Inglewood, California. (Harry How/Getty Images)
"I'm conscionable thankful I knew what to do," Morris said. "You conscionable ne'er cognize erstwhile you're going to request that stuff."
Morris is entering his 3rd play arsenic the Rams antiaircraft coordinator aft spending his erstwhile six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.