7-year-old’s 911 call saves baby sister’s life


ST. GEORGE (News4Utah) – A 7-year-old girl’s 911 call saved her baby sister’s life. 

Dylann Ott was outside playing when she heard the commotion. Her baby sister was discovered in the family’s pool. Her mom started doing CPR, and Dylann found her mom’s phone and called 911.

“Our baby fell in the pool, and we can’t get her back alive,” said Dylann to the dispatcher.

Police have released Thursday’s 911 call. You can hear frantic voices in the background, but Dylann remains calm and answers all of the dispatcher’s questions.

“How old is the baby?,” asked the Dispatcher. 

“She’s 1-years-old,” said Dylann.


“Pulled her out and all of her color was a blue tinge and her lip color … she wasn’t breathing at all and there was just no life to her, and I knew I couldn’t lay her down in the backyard because I felt no one was going to hear me, and so I ran through the house and I just started screaming to Dylann,” said Andee Ott, Dylann’s Mom.   

” Dylann, Dylann dial 911, dial 911. So I got her phone,” explained Dylann.

“It’s so hard to think I put so much pressure on my 7-year-old, but she was amazing. I told her the phone was inside somewhere. I didn’t know where, I couldn’t think, and I just had to start working on my baby,” said Andee. 

Andee had learned CPR at a girls camp as a teenager. 

“I remember as I’m doing these chest compressions on Blake, I could hear Dylann talking and … she just was so calm,” said Andee.

Baby Blake was breathing again by the time help arrived, and flown to Primary Children’s Hospital.

On Monday she was home and doing well. 

While still shaken there’s a reason the family shared the story.

“If someone watching says I feel inclined to get [CPR] certification or to know the steps, to have an outcome like this, I think it will bring some healing,” said Andee.

“Thank you to all who saved her. That’s just a miracle,” said Dylann. 

To find out more about CPR certification classes near you, head to Redcross.org 

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