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Off-Duty Officer Pulls Boys From Backyard Pool

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August 26, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer saved two brothers from drowning Saturday in a backyard swimming pool, but the boys remain in critical condition at local hospitals.

Officer Wilfred Luke, an 11-year veteran, pulled the boys from the pool at a house in the 5100 block of South West Boulevard and administered CPR after hearing their grandmother call for help when she found the boys in distress in the water.

A 6-year-old, who had no pulse and was not breathing, was taken to Daniel Freeman Hospital, where he was revived. His 9-year-old brother was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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