Editorial - September 16: Thanks all round from the family

AN INCREDIBLY heart-moving story graces our front page today.

That of eternally grateful parents, an incredibly lucky young boy and the lifesaving importance of knowing what to do in the crucial moments after a drowning.

Of course the role of Leala the staffy in averting tragedy also can't be understated, again proving the instincts of man's best friend to protect.

As Alexander's parents told The Advocate their toddler's remarkable recovery after the ordeal has touched many people, from those who were present on the property that day to family, friends and the medical staff who helped to save his life.

In cases like this, the term "lucky" just does not fully describe the situation.

David and Lisa Kenney said they decided to go public with the story to publicly thank the many people who in those 'touch-and-go' moments played a role in saving their son's life.

Their story serves as an important reminder of how important it is to revise the rules of resuscitation and assess the risks of own our homes and properties - a timely warning heading into the warmer months here on the Coffs Coast.

Matt Deans,

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