An 8-year-old boy in Alabama saved the day on Tuesday when he rescued his drowning 2-year-old brother.
Michael Myslinski and his little brother Jayden were swimming in the pool while their parents worked in the yard. When Jayden slipped underwater, Michael grabbed him and screamed, “Jayden is drowning!”
“I thought to pull him up and then yell for help, because I don’t want anything to happen to my little brother,” he said.
His father James Myslinski luckily heard Michael’s screams and came running to the pool. Their neighbor, Jennifer Morris, also heard the screams and came to the boy’s side and started administering CPR.
“When I couldn’t get that first breath in I was scared that he may not make it,” the nurse said.
Fortunately, Jayden began breathing and was rushed to the hospital. He was there for 24 hours and is expected to make a full recovery.
“It could happen in a split second,” James said. “You may be right there, but if you turn your back for one second, they could slip right into that pool.”
James has taken the pool back to the store and traded it in for a play set.
Michael isn’t the only little boy who has come to the rescue lately. In March, a 9-year-old boy and 10-year-old boy showed a woman how to give her baby CPR.
“I told her to push on the baby’s chest five to 10 times with only two fingers, tilt back the baby’s head, plug the baby’s nose and breathe into the baby’s mouth,” 9-year-old Ethan Wilson said.
The woman’s baby began crying and started to breathe again. “If the little boy hadn’t shown me how to do the compressions right here … and said that in that moment, my baby would not be alive right now. And I am incredibly grateful,” Susanna Rohm said.
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