A hero broke down in tears as he recounted saving a little boy who was drowning in a New York City pool.
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Anthony Torres was swimming Sunday at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn when he saw a 5-year-old boy facedown and unresponsive in the water.
Rather than waiting to flag down a lifeguard, Torres immediately took action. Lifeguards then performed CPR, and the boy was transported to a hospital; he is expected to be OK.
“When I picked him up out of the water I kept screaming, ‘Help!'” Torres told WCBS-TV. “I submerged myself into the water to pick him up. He was facedown in the water in like a fetal position.”
Another witness told WCBS-TV, “It was scary” to watch the boy’s ordeal. The child, at first, reportedly wasn’t responding to CPR efforts. Thankfully, he survived.
Torres became visibly emotional during an interview with WABC-TV, sharing how he had never seen or experienced anything like he saw during the rescue.
“It’s traumatic. I was a lifeguard for two years,” he said through tears. “I’ve never seen nothing like that. It’s a very traumatic experience.”
Praise God for this good Samaritan’s quick and kind actions and the little boy’s survival.
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