Transcript for Boy pulled to safety by friend after near-drowning
Back now with that rescue caught on camera. A 12-year-old boy nearly drowning in a pool pulled to safety by his friend and revived by a neighbor. Both are being hailed as heros this morning. ABC's erielle reshef is here with this story. Good morning, erielle. Reporter: Good morning to you, Michael. It was a miraculous team effort. A teenager sensing trouble in the water leaping into action. A mom nearby jumping in to help. Both credited with saving that young boy's life. Chilling surveillance video from this Minnesota apartment complex swimming pool capturing the moment a 12-year-old boy was narrowly saved from the brink of tragedy when he slipped under the water. There were six people and I looked around and there's five. Reporter: Watch as 13-year-old Cody just 80 pounds dives in spotting his friend Evan unconscious in the deep end. Summoning superhero strength to scoop him from the bottom of 9 pool. I hold imaround the waist, put his head over my shoulder and I just carried him like that. Desiree Pasko who usually uses a walker or wheelchair mustering every ounce of strength to help pull Evan out of the water. He was so tiny in that moment and he was blue and he was cold. Reporter: She instantly starts cpr and within seconds a miracle. Watching a child go from totally blue to a little tiny bit of pink is a rewarding feeling. Reporter: This morning Evan is on the mend. Grateful for another chance. Who needs a hero you feed a hero. Reporter: For the two new heroes in his life. It changed like how I saw life as it is and it's more fragile than I thought. They're definitely my heroes because without Cody and des, I wouldn't be alive. Reporter: So thankful he's okay. Desiree says Evan is a good swimmer but disappeared witut a sound. A reminder that when someone is drowning they may not be able to slash or call for help. Thank goodness his friend was so alert to notice six people in the pool down to five. There was no lifeguard on duty at this pool. This was a swim at your own risk like so many apartment complexes and experts say you should designate a water watcher. A water watcher that never takes their eyes off of the people in the pool especially when you have kids. This time is time to do the story. School is out. Summer, hitting the pools. Giv me chills. Remarkable the superhuman strength people have when you need to go to the rescue. Exactly. That fight or flight just kicks in. Thank you, erielle.
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