9-year-old boy saves sister's life
UNDATED -- We all know by now, you don’t have to be a grown up to be a hero!
A 9-year-old boy in Arizona likely saved his baby sistesr’s life after doing something he saw on TV.
"My grandma came in to look for her toothpaste and she said, ‘where’s the baby?’ And my mom went running outside, and then there she was, floating," the boy said. "And then I heard her screaming. And I was like oh my gosh, what is happening?"Pulled out of the family pool, Tristin Saghin’s 2-year-old sister was placed on the ground unconscious and not breathing. She was dying.
Tristin’s mother and grandmother were frantically calling for help and frightened, but Tristin was cool and calm.
"I went running outside again and I did CPR on her," Saghin said.
This 9-year-old boy took control. He began doing chest compression on his little sister, his hands in the right place.
"And then, like, give them oxygen, like (blows)," Saghin said.
Long, stressful minutes went by, and then…
"She started breathing a little bit," Saghin said.
Paramedics took Tristin’s sister to the hospital. Thanks to Tristin, she is expected to be fine.
"I couldn't imagine what was going through his mind. Here he is, in a situation where most of us if we had a family member in that position, your first reaction, I think as parents, we tend to really panic and be concerned. I tell you, we really give kudos out to him," Captain Forrest Smith of the Mesa Arizona Fire Department said.
"Grown adults don't know how to do CPR. How did you know how to do CPR?" a reporter asked Saghin.
"Television," Saghin said.
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