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Old 04-20-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A 9-year-old boy who saved his baby sister's life after she fell into a swimming pool said he learned CPR from watching television.

Tristin Saghin was visiting his grandmother in Mesa, Arizona, with his family when his 2-year-old sister was found floating in the backyard pool.

9-Year-Old Boy Saves Baby Sister With CPR - ABC News
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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What a great story, I've always known that little people are usually way more smarter than we give them credit for.....I saw a story of a first grade class left alone while eating their lunches....a little boy was saved from choking by another little fellow applying the heimleck manouver(excuse the spelling), Things such as these should be taught to these little people right from grade 1 on.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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I am thrilled that this little boy was able to save his sister's life. But the family had no fence, no safety measures around their pool. There were TWO children who drowned in the Phoenix area last week-end. That brings it up to 14 so far this year.

Why people don't fence their pools I do not know. I'm sick and tired of turning on the news and hearing of yet another drowning or near drowning and the child is in the hospital with brain damage. It's heart breaking and too much of this is totally preventable.

BTW: One area toddler was in the house but crawled through the dog door. Plunk. Right into the water of the unfenced pool. Horrific.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Quakertown, Pa., USA
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This child is a true hero, good for him and his little sister.
The adults on the other hand should have thier butts handed to them , no safty, and not watching thier children better, shame on them.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:44 AM
 
Location: I'm out searching for me... If you see me, let me know... ;--)
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This child is a true hero, good for him and his little sister.
The adults on the other hand should have thier butts handed to them , no safty, and not watching thier children better, shame on them.
I agree with the assessment of the adults in such cases but still wow!

What a bond these two children have because of the brother's quick thinking!
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