A 12-year-old boy saved the life of a man who suffered a medical emergency at a pool in Wellington, Florida.
Austen MacMillan, 12, pulled Jason Piquette, a behavioral therapist, from the bottom of his family’s pool and, seeing that he was not breathing, applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to him, local media reported. .
The boy said he learned the technique that saved Piquette’s life after watching it on television.
“I took him out of the water and then I took him to the beach there. I gave him CPR,” said the boy who was captured by a home surveillance camera.
As the young man was released, he screamed and was heard by his father calling 911.
Eventually, Piquette’s breathing returned before emergency responders arrived.
“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for him. “He is an absolute hero and always will be,” Piquette said.
The boy’s mother, for her part, considers her son very brave and “I can’t imagine being in that position.”
After the incident, the MacMillan family planned to host a CPR class for friends and family.
Last June, A Florida police officer saved the life of a man and himself after being sucked into a storm drain in the middle of the flood due to rain.
The dramatic rescue was announced on Facebook by Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons, who said Deputy William Hollingsworth was on patrol and helping motorists stuck in high water when he got out of his patrol car. the rains.
“As he drew nearer, Hollingsworth saw the citizen drowning and ran to his aid, without concern for his own safety. During the rescue attempt, both the citizen and Hollingsworth were supposed to enter a drainage pipe and dragged under the four-lane roadway of Highway 98,” said Simmons on the official website of his Florida county office.