A local Ohio rapper was at the right place at the right time when he pulled at 5-year-old from a hotel pool over the weekend, saving his life.
The boy’s family said Javy was swimming at a hotel in Niles, Ohio Sunday morning when he became unconscious.
Javy’s mother, Drelynn Jacobs, told WOIO that had local Youngstown rapper Tashawn Fambro not been on the scene, it “probably would’ve been too late.”
“Everybody’s just sitting there, not knowing what to do,” Jacobs said of the chaos.
Fambro, who makes music under the stage name Murdah1, took it upon himself to dive into the pool and save Javy, Jacobs said.
On Facebook, Fambro credited his niece, Shariel, for spotting Javy in the pool and said it was his first time performing CPR.
“[Thank God] I was able to help,” he wrote.
“He just came in and he was just standing there and we’re trying to figure out who he is and who he came with and he said, I’m the one who saved his life,” the grateful mother said. “We’re all like, oh my God. Just looking at him like God just walked in the building.”
Javy was rushed to a local hospital to be stabilized before he was airlifted to the Akron Children’s Hospital, where he is still recovering.
A doctor who treated Javy said the “most advanced techniques” Fambro used in CPR were “critical” in saving Javy’s life.
Fambro was one of Javy’s first visitors, Jacobs said, adding that they’re already planning a formal reunion for when her son is well enough to be discharged from the hospital.