Good Samaritan rescues child from drowning

A Good Samaritan rescued a boy from drowning at a Plantation hotel pool on Friday night, according to Plantation Fire Rescue. 

After the rescue, another Good Samaritan performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the three-year-old boy.

Plantation Fire Rescue reported the he was breathing when they arrived at the Staybridge Suites, 401 N Pine Island Rd.

Fire Rescue took the boy to Plantation General.  

 

 

 

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No injuries after car goes into canal, Plantation police say

No injuries were reported after a car went into a canal Saturday, Plantation police said.It happened around 7 p.m. near Nob Hill Road and Northwest Sixth Street in Plantation.Plantation Fire Department personnel said two people were out of the vehicle …

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No injuries after car goes into canal, Plantation police say

No injuries were reported after a car went into a canal Saturday, Plantation police said.It happened around 7 p.m. near Nob Hill Road and Northwest Sixth Street in Plantation.Plantation Fire Department personnel said two people were out of the vehicle …

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Crews work around-the-clock to clear flooded streets

The pumps in Plantation Acres have been working around-the-clock to push rainwater off the flooded streets and into Broward County’s complex system of canals.

“The last thing we want is a failure right now,” Angel Alvarez,  Plantation Acres Improvement District manager, said. “This is canal station No. 5. We have six of these and they are each 1 mile long.”

When the water is pumped in, it water goes underneath the roadway through this pump and into a canal.

Alvarez said he can pull down 12 miles of canal water 3 inches a day, but South Florida is getting far more rain than he is able to pump.

All six pumps turn on and off automatically to keep the canal at 4 feet but they are all 2 – 3 feet over that mark.

“We have overridden the shut off. We have them on full blast. No turning off until this is all done,” Alvarez said.

Meanwhile in western Davie, where many residents remain under water, the misery continues.

Central Broward District manager Michael Crowley said he hasn’t seen flooding like this since Hurricane Irene and the no-name storm of 2000 — but this system is even more aggressive.

“Those were 100 -ear storm events but they were spread out between three days. There were 16 inches spread out in three days where here we are looking at 11 inches within a 24-hour period,”

Crowley said.

Both managers said it will take two to three days with no rain to get the canals back to normal.

The only downside is that more rain is expected for the next six to seven days.

“It is not good news but we are ready,” Alvarez said. 

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South Florida man steals ex-girlfriend’s keys, breaks into home, kills dog, police say

A North Miami Beach man was arrested Saturday after he stole his ex-girlfriend’s car, drove to her home, killed her dog and chased her son out of the house, police said.

Felipe Osorio Aravena, 32, faces multiple charges, including burglary, grand theft auto and animal cruelty.

According to a Plantation police report, Osorio Aravena was at the Plantation Inn with his ex-girlfriend when he grabbed her cellphone out of her hand and threw it into the swimming pool. As she tried to get her phone, Osorio Aravena went into her purse, took her keys and stole her car.

Police said Osorio Aravena drove to her house, broke in and used a kitchen knife to stab the family dog to death.

The woman’s son, who was inside the house at the time, told police that he heard the dog yelping, came out of his room to see what was wrong and saw Osorio Aravena standing over the dog. He said Osorio Aravena chased him out of the house, and neighbors called 911.

Osorio Aravena was taken into custody in the 400 block of North Flamingo Road. Police said he had a large amount of blood on his clothes.

Police said Osorio Aravena confessed to stealing his ex-girlfriend’s car, entering her home through an unlocked sliding door and killing the dog. Police said Osorio Aravena admitted that he killed the dog for barking at him.

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Car fire closes westbound lanes of Peters Road in Plantation

Plantation firefighters extinguished a car fire Thursday morning along the 7100 block of Peters Road.The Plantation Fire Department said on Twitter that the westbound lanes of Peters Road near University Drive was closed while they battled the flames.&…

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