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Saving siblings

Jacksonville, FL, Postal Inspector Jeremiah Moberg

Jeremiah Moberg, a postal inspector in Jacksonville, FL, was spending time off with family members at a community swimming pool on Labor Day weekend last year when danger disrupted their fun:

Twin toddlers had ventured into the water without wearing flotation devices, unseen by their parents, who thought the 1-year-old boys were napping.

When a scream pierced the air, Moberg saw the twins floating facedown.

The Postal Service employee and his sister Jordan immediately jumped into the water to retrieve the boys, who were limp, unconscious and turning blue.

They performed CPR on one victim, and Moberg coached individuals who were performing CPR on the other.

The twins were resuscitated by the time paramedics arrived and rushed them to an emergency room.

After an overnight hospital stay for observation, the toddlers were expected to make a full recovery.

“Based on the immediate response and actions of Jeremiah, Jordan and others at the pool, there is no doubt the boys’ lives were saved,” said local Postal Inspector Team Leader John Britt.

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