7-year-old credited with saving toddler from bottom of swimming pool

To assist a small youngster, Massiah Browne claimed to have swum to the bottom of a pool.

A little kid from California, age 7, is being hailed as a hero for the rapid decisions he made to save a child who was submerged at the bottom of a pool.

Sacramento resident Massiah Browne claimed to have witnessed something unusual while swimming with family members at the apartment building where he shares a home with his mother and brother.

Second-grader Massiah told "Good Morning America" that he spotted a boy at the bottom of the pool when he was just playing in it. I then went to collect him.

According to his mother, Tiara Delvalle, who said she hurried to the scene from her apartment after being notified by relatives who were with her son at the pool, Massiah dived down in 6-feet deep water to save the youngster who was in the pool with him.

Massiah claimed that when he saw the stranger, a 3-year-old child, with his mouth and eyes wide, he jumped in after him, grabbed his arm and yanking him to the top of the pool.

The youngster was subsequently brought onto the pool deck by a 9-year-old relative named Savannah, where adults arrived to assist and then dialed 911.

Savannah carried the youngster to his mother, who performed CPR on the child before calling an ambulance, according to Massiah.

First responders responded to a 911 call at the apartment complex's pool on July 19, according to a Sacramento Fire Department representative who verified the incident to ABC News.

According to the spokeswoman, the youngster was given CPR by bystanders and was breathing when emergency personnel arrived.

According to the spokeswoman, "Sacramento firefighters administered advanced life support attempts as the youngster was being evacuated in serious condition."

Delvalle claimed to be in contact with the boy's mother, who she stated is doing well.

Regarding the boy's survival, Delvalle remarked, "It's a miracle."

Although his kid swims like "a fish," Marcus Browne, a boxer who represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympics, said he was shocked to learn about Massiah's valiant attempts.

Browne said of his kid, who is also known by the heroic alias "Siah Fire," "I simply couldn't believe it." He's a decent young man.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second most common cause of death among children under the age of 14 in the U.S. for children between the ages of 1 and 4.
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