‘It was horrendous’: Mom saves daughter’s life after broken-neck water slide accident

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WATCH: A mother had to break her daughter's tooth to keep her breathing after she fell off a high-speed water slide. – May 9, 2016

It was supposed to be a nice holiday for one family from Rotherham, England.

But after a “horrific” waterslide accident, the holiday quickly turned into a nightmare.

Adele Olcer saw her six-year-old daughter, Zara, break her neck at a water park in Turkey last year.

If it wasn’t for Olcer’s quick thinking, doctors said her daughter probably wouldn’t be alive today.

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Zara fell backwards out of a high-speed slide and was knocked unconscious. Her jaw was locked.

Olcer then jumped into action to allow her daughter to breathe by pushing one of Zara’s teeth in to help open her mouth, move her tongue and clear her throat.

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Olcer said she heard her daughter breathe, so she put her into the recovery position until an ambulance arrives.

“I had done an advanced first aid course a week before we went on holiday with work, which is what I think made me stay calm.”

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Doctors said Zara could have been paralyzed. She broke bones in her neck and skull and broke her arm in two places.

“It was horrendous, I can’t begin to tell you what was going through my mind,” Olcer told the Mirror.

Zara spent three weeks in hospital before returning to England to make a full recovery.

Zara is now inspired to raise money for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s spinal cord injury centre, which helped Zara during her recovery back home.

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