A Sergeant with New York State Police is being hailed as a hero after a near tragedy in a backyard pool.

A two-year-old boy had fallen into the pool, and was apparently unresponsive, state police officials say. Sergeant Douglas Wildermuth responded to the scene and began performing 'rescue breaths' on the toddler. Thankfully, Trooper Wildermuth got the young boy breathing again and he was then turned over to the care of West Glens Falls EMS. The child is doing well and is back home with family, the NYS Police on Facebook page read. Along with the message "Job well done Sergeant.''

The incident happened back on June 23, 2021 at a home in Queensberry, state police tell WIBX.

It's not the first life-saving rescue we've seen in recent months from first responders in upstate New York.  Just last week, a New York State Trooper and his K-9 Tilly located a missing woman in Salt Point, NY.


And, last October, two New York State Troopers, Troopers Crystal Rhodes and Chris Amendolare who work out of the Margaretville Post south of Oneonta, quite possibly saved the lives of two lost hikers, embarking on a several hour trek through the woods that covered more than 5-miles in the dark.

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Take A Look Inside The Abandoned ShoppingTown Mall In Dewitt, NY

Onondaga County currently owns the ShoppingTown Mall located in Dewitt New York near the Syracuse area. As of today, the mall is abandoned. The future of the building will go to someone who has the best vision for it. Onondaga County has issued an official request for proposals (RFP) for ShoppingTown Mall. The property will be resold to the buyer with the best plan for revitalizing the vacant property.
Proposers will need to have a demonstrated history of producing "high quality projects," according to the statement. They will also need to produce financial information related to the project."
Jordan Harmon was able to tour the property and take plenty of photos recently with permission from Onondaga County:
The main purpose of this shoot was to document this historical structure before any alterations occur. I grew up with this mall, I can remember coming here as a kid. This was the place my family did our back to school shopping and the place where I’d blow my allowance at Fun Junction playing laser tag. To see it now is shocking to say the least. The former owner of the mall clearly made no effort to maintain it, let alone stop the hundreds of leaks in the roof.

 

CHECK OUT THESE PHOTOS: Severe Thunderstorms Crash Their Way Through The Utica/Rome Area

How crazy were those storms yesterday? It left a lot of damage in the area to homes, roadways, etc. These photos were submitted by our listeners. If you have any, send them to us inside the station app.

Check It Out: 6 Splash Pads in Central New York to Enjoy This Summer

Water you waiting for? If you're looking to cool down this summer, visit one of these Splash Pads!

[PLEASE NOTE: Some of these are not open for the season, but will be later in the summer.]

Take A Look At Turning Stone Casino's New Buffet: 7 Kitchens

The resort casino's culinary team has curated a menu for the restaurant’s seven market-style stations that will feature a mix of new food options, while also offering new twists on all the classics. Here's some photos of what you can expect it to look like.