“When 90 percent of the activities your kid takes part in involve water, they really need to be able to recognize a problem and know how to deal with it.”
A brave little boy has been praised the world over for saving the life of his aunt.
Mason Farr, 7, was visiting a local amusement park with his mum, Karen and aunt, Jenny, when they decided to take a turn on a water slide attraction.
After going down the slide, Mason immediately knew that something was wrong.
Aunt Jenny had come out of the tunnel without her tube and floating face down, so Mason leapt into action.
Using the knowledge he learnt in swimming lessons, Mason knew that his aunt was unable to breath.
The brave 7-year-old then flipped his aunt and held her head above the water until someone was able to help him get her out of the pool.
Aunt Jenny was then transferred to a local hospital, where they were able to treat her injuries.
“His instincts kicked in and he used what he learned from taking swim lessons,” his mum told Today.com.
“When 90 percent of the activities your kid takes part in involve water, they really need to be able to recognize a problem and know how to deal with it,” she explained. Mason had begun his swimming lessons at just 6 months.
To show their appreciation for Mason’s heroic work, his local fire department made him Fire Chief for the day, where he was able to ride firetrucks, speak to firefighters and was given the grand tour of the department.
“We’re really proud of him. He’s been so humble throughout this whole process, but what he did was really life-changing,” said his proud mum.
Well done, Mason!