13 Year Old Saved From Minnesota Pool

Hayden See, Reporter

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A 13 year old was saved from drowning by a woman and young kid at a local swimming pool in Rochester, Minnesota.

The incident happened when the 13 year old was swimming with friends in a pool located in Rochester, Minnesota. Two people saw the teenager limp at the bottom of the pool, turning blue. The woman who helped was paralyzed from the waist down, but still went to the poolside to assist.

“With how negative most of the news is, it is good to see a good story sprinkled in there every once in a while,” junior Sophia Giltner said.

Upon bringing the boy in from the water, they performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which brought the boy back to life after what many around the situation considered a scary situation. The child went on to call his rescuers his “heroes.”

“Being able to see an uplifting story like this is great in the time we are currently in,” sophomore Hannah Stumpf said.

The four foot eleven thirteen year old was rescued by two bystanders, one who suffered from a severe case of fibromyalgia and could barely walk, and another person who was around his age. Once being resuscitated, the 13 year old said the whole incident made him, “really, really scared.” The woman who rescued him told CNN, “Watching a boy go from totally blue to a little bit pink is a rewarding feeling.” She learned to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation ten years ago, she said. Her ability to use that in this situation saved the child’s life.

“Being able to save a child’s life at a pool has to be a very life changing situation,” junior Blake Haffer said.

The child was rescued from a life threatening situation, but has continued going to the pool.