Boy Remembers Scene From Favorite Movie to Save Drowning Brother


In July, 10-year-old Jacob O'Connor was sitting on his grandma's couch when he noticed the house's screen doors were open. Jacob recalled how the compressions were done in the film and successfully performed CPR on his younger brother.

Jacob immediately sprang into action, pulling his brother out the pool and starting chest compressions.

Jacob said he went to investigate and found his little brother, Dylan, face down in the water.

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"The first few hours at the hospital were the worst because they weren't sure if he was going to fully recover", says Dylan's mom, Christa.

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"I was turning on a show then a minute later the doors were open", he said.

Dylan was rushed to hospital and given oxygen but was discharged after two days with no detectable neurological damage or lasting effects. After spending only a day in the hospital the toddler was released and is said to be doing well.

"My favourite movie, San Andreas, had compressions (CPR) in the movie and I remembered it from the part in the movie where there was an natural disaster, then there was a tsunami, and the girl was drowning", the young boy said.

San Andreas stars Johnson as a rescue chopper pilot based in California.

When he heard of Jacob's awesome intervention, Dwayne Johnson tweeted: "Wow fantastic story...."

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It's a story you saw on 7 Action News Wednesday night - a real life hero, a ten-year-old Roseville boy who saved his two-year-old from drowning. "We're all proud of you".

"I pulled him out and started giving him compressions", Jacob said.

"I was scared when I saw Dylan in the pool", O'Connor told reporters, according to BBC.

After the story was reported, the Rock himself issued a congratulations to Jacob on Twitter that went viral and led to coverage by the Washington Post, "Good Morning America", "Inside Addition", and others. We sat and talked after it happened and I told him people would see him as a hero and that's what he is.

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