Father of a two year old boy went from troubleshooting a CPR training app to saving his son

BLS CPR training saved son’s life
BLS CPR training saved son’s life after drowning

When Beckham Morgan, 2, noticed a foam noodle floating in an Olympic-sized pool when the Morgans were at a social gathering, The pool was closed because of lightning. Beckham, on the other hand, has always been fearless and drawn to water. So, in the dark, this boy, whose swimming lessons had been halted when he was 5 months old due to the COVID-19 pandemic, went after that noodle.

He took a few steps down and reached for it. His small hands instead pushed it away. Beckham went after the noodle once more, but this time in water that was too deep for him to manage.

Beckham was discovered floating face down by a teenager. She dove in, yanked him out, and laid him on his back along the pool's edge. His body was desolate. His face had turned purple. She and two adolescent boys began yelling.

Tyler could hear the disturbance off to his right from around 30 feet away. He moved his gaze to it. Only a pair of little legs wearing black swimming trunks with a thin green-yellow stripe down the side and black shoes could be seen.

Tyler dashed over, recognizing the trunks and sandals.

Tyler motioned for someone to call 911, then pressed his hand into the center of his son's chest hard and fast. Tyler paused after a series of compressions to be sure Beckham was breathing. He wasn't. Between compressions, Tyler began providing rescue breaths.

When providing CPR to children whose hearts have stopped, rescue breaths are especially important because the primary reason is frequently respiratory. Tyler held his breath and compressions for another 20 seconds. Beckham then coughed.

Beckham remained unresponsive despite the fact that he was breathing again. Tyler rubbed the boy's sternum with a single knuckle. Beckham started weeping and breathing heavily after that jolt.

By the time an ambulance came, Beckham was wrapped tightly in the arms of his mother, Jessica Morgan.

The most astonishing aspect of how and why Tyler understood what to do to save Beckham's life is how and why he did.

Tyler is the vice president of engineering for a company that collaborated with the American Heart Association to create the Knowledge Booster app, which provides CPR and other vital skills training reinforcement.

Tyler knew straight away when he came to the hospital that Beckham was still Beckham, the precocious boy he'd always been.