11-year-old boy pulls man from bottom of swim pool to save his life

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CNN web page with photo of boy, 11.
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A flashback to a swim-class drill

In the split second before Mareddy asked her son to help, she remembered a drill from his swim class.
“I saw him go to the bottom of the pool and collect rings and come up. That just flashed in my mind,” she said. “If he can go get three things while controlling his breath …”

The fifth-grader swam down, grabbed the man’s wrist and pulled him to the surface.
“Advaik understood the situation,” his mother said. “There was an emergency.”

Question of the day

https://www.quora.com/If-you-see-someone-being-attacked-by-a-shark-while-you-are-in-the-vicinity-would-you-try-to-help-the-person-or-get-out-of-the-water?__nsrc__=4

Question:

If you see someone being attacked by a shark while you are in the vicinity, would you try to help the person or get out of the water?

Answer:

Lola Correa posted:

Get out of the water first, then attempt to help the person by throwing a flotation device or rope or something. Creating two victims that need rescuing is no help to anyone especially the first responder rescuers. The first rule of professional rescuers like Firefighters and EMS is “scene safety.” If you your self become another victim you’re doing no help at all especially to the original victim.