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Friday, 25 September 2015

7 year old saves 2 year old brother from drowning on family holiday in Portugal

A brave 7 year old boy, Oliver Johnson-Platt, saved his 2 year old brother, Gabriel, from drowning on a family holiday when he saw him jump into the pool and sink to the bottom. Oliver immediately dived in to help.

The 7-year-old used skills he learnt at his local pool during the dramatic rescue. Mum Sarah, who witnessed the whole thing, said Oliver had just completed his lifesaving qualification a week before the holiday.

She said:
“We were on the first day of our holiday and we had only been at the pool for an hour or so. Oliver was in the main pool and his two-year-old brother Gabriel was happily playing with the buckets and watering cans in the very shallow baby pool.
“I was sat in-between the two pools watching them both as my husband had gone to the hotel reception to collect our car.
“Whilst I was looking over at Oliver in the big pool, out of the corner of my eye I saw Gabriel running towards the main pool. I jumped up and started to run towards him but at the same time Oliver had seen what was about to happen and swam like his life depended on it.
“At that very moment Gabriel jumped straight into the main pool and went straight to the bottom - Oliver went straight under without even thinking and got hold of him around the waist and brought the two of them to the surface of the water and safely over to the side. It all happened so quickly.”
According to Manchester evening news, Oliver, has been swimming with Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire since 2012, and has been in the Advanced Elite Swim Academy at Delamere for the past two years.
He has achieved his 100m, Shark 1 and 2 awards and Rookie lifeguard bronze 1 and 2 and is currently working towards his bronze 3.
Sarah added: “I could not be prouder of Oliver and the way he reacted that day. It really showed me how invaluable everything they are taught in the lifesaving lessons at Puddle Ducks are. What a super star!”
Oliver’s teacher Vicky Walker said: “I’m extremely moved and proud of Oliver’s amazing achievement saving his brother from drowning whilst on holiday. It just proves that what we teach every week at Puddle Ducks does actually pay off.
“Oliver’s natural saving instinct kicked in and what he learnt in his class was put to good use to save his little brother. Well done Oliver.”

51 comments:

Unknown said...

So brave of him tnk God dy are both fine.

seyi crown said...

That's nice





Seyilicious

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Awwwwww...

Unknown said...

Nice one keep it up,you are a spider man to the nation. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

Unknown said...

Nice job

Unknown said...

Little kids catch up easily, that's a brave one kudos

Unknown said...

This is a true act of love for his brother...

Unknown said...

That was good of him.


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Unknown said...

Wow...brave boy,abeg naija parents allow ur children to learn swimming earlier in life...God bless d little boy.

Unknown said...

Very nice

AXEURDADDY said...

Pretty impressive

Blog It With Olivia said...

Brave boy












#it will only get better
#it must end in praisè

Anonymous said...

Oliver, you are a true brothers keeper and a HERO

oil_prince said...

Heroic

Damilola said...

Well done big brother, I'd feel safe with you around

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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And here i dey dey fear to learn hw to swim.... Thank god though...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Unknown said...

Weldone!

Anonymous said...

Bravo Oliver! All I could see is puddle ducks...good advert too

kemikane said...

Learning something like swimming, martial arts etc is good.

emmanuellagirl said...

Quite intelligent and brave of him,kudos kiddo

Unknown said...

No knowledge is a waste..... This i like

Anonymous said...

Good and Samaritan brother.

Cassymira said...

Wow! That's great. God bless you Oliver

ochu said...

That is oyibo for you. For Nija where I come from the Oliver go be omo nilie knowing nothing but owodaa.

Unknown said...

Very brave of him. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Very brave of him. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Very brave of him. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

GUD BOY.....TOMJERRYSWIT

Unknown said...

Brave boy!

Unknown said...

Eyaa..he loves his baby bro

Unknown said...

GOD Bless Him more

Anonymous said...

Wow! Super impressed! Nawa oo, how many of our kids can swim in this country? This is an eye-opener. We need to be more proactive in this country.

Unknown said...

Well done, Boy!
You are a hero.


Sincerely speaking the mind of Amadioha

Unknown said...

i love this....the boys needs an award



Aunty linda.....

Unknown said...

i love this....the boys needs an award



Aunty linda.....

Unknown said...

i love this....the boys needs an award



Aunty linda.....

Unknown said...

That's nice of him

Unknown said...

Oliver the great, God bless u.

AC£S said...

Good

Amy said...

Good one.

Unknown said...

Brave boy...and I don't even know how to swim...iys a shame

Unknown said...

Heroic act! I'm impressed.

Unknown said...

Nice one. Thank God it didn't end badly. Weldone Oliver.









#TeamBlessed#

Juleslouis said...

Wow! What a brave boy.

Unknown said...

Wow! So touching.

Anonymous said...

Pheew! They are doing a good job. Won't stop my toddlers.

ary said...

Awww this is heartwarming, bravery truly has no age!

Nky said...

Awww so emotional... his such a brave boy

Unknown said...

Wow! That was so brave of him....

Unknown said...

Thank God

Unknown said...

Thank God

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