Tristin and his 2-year-old sister were visiting their grandma’s house when the worst thing imaginable happened — she fell into the backyard swimming pool.
Tristin Saghin, 9, is being hailed a hero in Mesa, Ariz., after rescuing his baby sister from drowning. The 2-year-old was found by her mother and brother floating in a pool on the morning of April 17, unconscious and not responding. That’s when Tristin stepped in.
“I went running outside again and I did CPR on her,” the boy tells ABC 15 in Mesa. “I knew what I was doing. … She started breathing a little bit.” As his mother called 911, the toddler started to breathe again. How did he know how to perform CPR? He saw it done on television!
“I couldn’t imagine what was going through his mind,” Mesa Fire Department Capt. Forrest Smith tells the TV station, “Here he is, in a situation where most of us, if we had a family member in that position, as parents we tend to really panic and be concerned. I tell you, we really give kudos out to him.”
Mesa City officials are even considering giving Tristin, whose family lives in Las Vegas, an award for his heroism and quick reaction. But he says it’s just his job to protect his little sister.
“She’s really beautiful and I love her very much,” Tristin says.
Incredible! What a brave and skilled boy. Watch his interview below!