This an amazing and inspiring story. Fair warning this is a tear jerker so get out the tissues.
Little Ethan Temmen was on the vacation of a lifetime. He and his family were visiting Orlando. While he was on vacation he did something extra magical, he pulled a drowning 2 year old girl out of the pool after he noticed her floating face down in the hotel swimming pool in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando.
Pictured above is the the brave boy from north east London being given a Citation Award Medal by the Orange County Sheriff for his courage.
Ethan was swimming one night when he noticed the girl that he had been playing with earlier that day, floating face down in the swimming pool at the Wyndham Hotel.
The fast thinking 9 year old picked the baby girl up and swam her to the edge of the pool where the adults performed CPR.
Just incase that is not enough of an uplifting story for you, it gets even better, Ethan’s brother, Aaron was also quick to react as well. He ran to the hotel reception desk and asked them call 911 after he saw what happened.
The brave boys knew exactly what to do after practising water rescue routines at home, where they are both avid swimmers according to their mother.
Sheriff Jerry Demings said Ethan swam into three feet of water to retrieve the child and pulled her to the edge.
‘I got really scared and decided to help her’, Ethan said,after receiving his medal. ‘I’m just really amazed that she is still alive.’
The boys’ mother, Susan Thompson was full of pride at Ethan’s award ceremony, where Orange County Sheriff, Jerry Demings praised her son’s ‘selfless actions and quick thinking.’
Ms Thompson said: ‘I’m just so proud of both of them and I’m just so glad the little girl’s OK. In my eyes they’re heroes.
The family was rewarded by the hotel too with free passes to Disney World for the rest of their trip.
‘We want to send him back to England as a rock star,’ said Jay Leonard, the hotel’s general manager.
The little girl had been in the care of a relative who lost sight of her for a moment.
The little girl has made a full recovery since the accident.
How rare is it that a child pays that much attention to notice something like this happen. They are amazing children and their parents have every right to be proud. If we had more people like this, the world would be better place. I firmly believe this couple should have many more children!
Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
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