Eight-year-old Cooper Davis just rescued another boy from drowing in a hotel pool.
Cooper and his family were on vacation to Disneyland California last July 2. In between trips to the theme parks, the family decided to spend time in their hotel pool in Garden Grove, when Cooper noticed a boy who was face down at the bottom of the pool.
“I thought he was playing, so I took a breath and I heard another kid say, ‘Help! Help! A kid’s drowning,'” Cooper recalled.
Without hesitation, Cooper dove down to the pool and pulled the boy up.
“I was a little scared for a person that was my age, [who] couldn’t swim and was drowning,” he added.
Cooper brought the boy to a side to the pool, and Cooper’s dad Jeff Davis along with a bystander began performing CPR.
“We saw a little drizzle of water come out of his mouth and his eyes were still shut and it seemed like he was trying to breathe so we turned him on his side,” Davis explained.
Paramedics arrived a few minutes later, but everyone agrees that Cooper saved the day. The boy’s strong swimming is attributed to being part of the neighborhood swim team for the past two years.
Cooper has since been rewarded for his bravery by the Garden Grove police. He has been given a special coin, reserved for people who have given significant contributions to the community.