Medford Girls Honored For Saving Drowning Toddler

MEDFORD (CBS) – Two girls and a pair of lifeguards were honored with keys to the city today after teaming up to save a drowning toddler in Medford.

Earlier this month, Sofia Bendock and Sky Trapella were going for a swim in Wright’s Pond when they spotted a toddler lying motionless under the water.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz Reports

The two girls pulled 3-year-old Semrawit Ghubrelul to shore, where Trapella’s father, Emanuele, called for the lifeguards.

Medford High School seniors Jackson Xavier and Desiree Savoia were the lifeguards on duty, and administered CPR. After nearly half a minute, Semrawit was revived.

Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn honored Bendock, Xavier, Savoia and both members of the Trapella family for their heroic efforts.

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