Rams’ DC Raheem Morris rescues drowning boy at Las Vegas Hotel: “I’m just thankful I knew what to do”

Besides being praised heavily by the head coach Sean McVay and his peers for his incredible guidance and on-field leadership, the Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris earned much-needed accolades from all the football fans and analysts for moonlighting as a hero by rescuing a young boy from drowning in a pool.

Morris worked as the Atlanta Falcons interim head coach in 2020 following the team’s decision to fire the coach Dan Quinn and later Rams as their defensive coordinator. He is expected to enter his third season with the franchise this year.

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How Raheem Morris rescues the drowning boy?

The Rams DC shared his heroic incident to ESPN’s Paolo Uggetti on Wednesday saying he was enjoying a vacation this past weekend with his family at the Encore Las Vegas and witnessed a 3-year-old boy drowning in the pool.

He said the lifeguard on duty was performing CPR and rushed to the scene to ask if he could help anyhow. The 46-year-old used his strong acumen and asked to bring an automatic external defibrillator that is used to revive a person from sudden cardiac arrest as the child was having no pulse at the time. Fortunately, the young boy survived!

“I saw people calling 911 so my first question was, where is the AED? When I got back, we had a doctor on site that was able to start the compressions. I was able to hand the AED to him, get it open for him, put the pads on the child, and he ended up being OK.”

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Raheem’s wife Nicole ensured via a social media post that the kid was discharged from the hospital just 24 hours after the horrible incident.

Raheem credits CPR training

AED training became popular in the football area since a trainer performed it on the Buffalo Bills veteran safety Damar Hamlin after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals and fortunately, Hamlin is back in the NFL to take part in OTA.

The veteran defensive coordinator credited the Los Angeles team’s CPR, AED, and first-aid training under the training of the team’s vice president of sports medicine and performance Reggie Scott to let him save a young life and said the incident of Damar increased awareness and preparedness for such moments on the field.

“I’m just thankful I knew what to do. You just never know when you’re going to need that stuff.”


Morris’ strong acumen serves as a reminder of the positive impact individuals can have in times of crisis and a testament to the impact sports figures can have beyond the realm of sports fields



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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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