A seven-year-old boy displayed heroic courage two weeks ago when he rescued a toddler from drowning at the bottom of a pool in a Sacramento, California, apartment complex.
Massiah Browne told Good Morning America that while he was swimming and playing at a relative’s community pool on July 19, he noticed a three-year-old boy at the bottom with his mouth and eyes open.
“And I went to go get him,” Massiah said.
Massiah dove into the six-foot deep water and grabbed the toddler’s arms before swimming to the surface, where his relative, Savannah, 9, raised the unconscious child out of the pool and onto the deck.
“Savannah brought him to his mom, and then they did CPR on the boy, and then they called the doctor,” Massiah said.
Bystanders dialed 911 and began performing CPR on the boy.
The Sacramento Fire Department told ABC News that the boy was breathing again when first responders arrived at the scene.
Tiara Delvalle, Massiah’s mother, spoke with the toddler’s mother, who reported he is doing well.
“It’s definitely a miracle,” Delvalle. “I’m so blessed to have him as a son.”
Delvalle expressed her gratitude for Massiah and called his action brave and heroic.
Massiah’s father, Marcus Browne, who competed as a boxer for Team USA in the London 2012 Olympic Games, said he was in shock when he heard about his son’s act of heroism.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” Browne said. “He’s a good kid.”
Browne said his son, who also goes by his superhero nickname “Siah Fire,” has empathetic qualities and that his actions were “really nothing out of the norm.”
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