Tristin Saghin, 9, Saves 2-year-old Sister with CPR

boy saves sister with CPR

Tristin Saghin

A 9-year-old boy in Arizona saved his drowning sister by administering CPR – which, he says, he learned by watching television.

Tristin Saghin and his family were visiting his grandmother in Mesa, Ariz., when his grandmother and mother suddenly realized that the 2-year-old girl had gone missing. They ran outside and found her floating in the swimming pool. As his elders called for help, Tristin began performing chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth on the toddler.

After a few stressful minutes, Tristin said his 2-year-old sister started to breath again.

Paramedics took the young girl to the hospital. Thanks to Tristin, she is expected to be fine.

“I couldn’t imagine what was going through his mind,” said Mesa Fire Capt. Forrest Smith. “Here he is, in a situation where most of us – if we had a family member in that position – your first reaction, I think as parents, we tend to really panic and be concerned.”