LATEST: The bodyguard who attempted to revive Anna Nicole Smith in a Florida hotel room saved her life last year (06) when the actress/model was found face down in her swimming pool.
Her minder, MO, performed CPR on Smith after her nurse found her unconscious in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel + Casino, but it wasn't the first time the trained paramedic had attempted to save the busty blonde's life.
According to US TV reporter MARK STEINES, who conducted the last interview with Smith last week (ends02FEB07), the former Playboy Playmate was found drowning in the pool at her home in The Bahamas in the weeks after her son DANIEL's tragic overdose death last September (07).
Steines, who became close to Smith and her partner HOWARD K STERN while conducting a series of interviews with them in recent months, says, "Some of the time after Daniel died; it's still unclear exactly (when), Anna Nicole was found face down in her pool at her house in The Bahamas.
"Howard found her there, he screamed for help, her bodyguard Mo came to her rescue; Mo is a paramedic. He pulled her from the pool, administered CPR and saved her life at that point, so she was living... a very fragile existence."
Steines insists that, although Smith had big plans for the future - and had picked out a ring for her upcoming wedding to Stern - she was spiralling into depression, and she seemed "distant" and "foggy" during the TV interview for ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT last week.
He adds, "Howard told us that he felt she never really overcame Daniel's death, and that, in fact, instead of getting better, she seemed to be getting worse and worse and falling into a deeper and deeper depression."