The caller was Rena Oden, Usher’s aunt. While frantic she was able to clearly explain that the child had been trapped underwater and she was unable to free him. According to the Atlanta police report, two workers inside the house jumped in the pool and pulled the boy to safety. They began performing CPR on the five-year-old and Rena confirmed with the 911 operator that the boy was breathing following CPR.
Rena can be heard asking Usher V’s four-year-old brother Naviyd to calm down and open the door for paramedics. The 911 operator stayed on the line with Rena until the paramedics were on scene and working on little Usher.
A very traumatic experience for all involved but well handled as Usher V is expected to make a full recovery from the incident.