- 5-year-old Tyler Link was stuck under a car that was reversing
- His 15-year-old cousin managed to lift the car and rescue him
- Luckily, Tyler did not suffer any broken bones and was treated for his minor injuries
A 15-year-old boy in Delft, Cape Town, has been hailed a hero after rescuing his five-year-old cousin who was trapped under a reversing car.
A neighbour was reversing his car last week but didn't notice that little Tyler Link was under it, Daily Voice reports.
Tyler was dragged for a few metres before Cezario Rose realised his cousin was trapped, Briefly.co.za gathered. He managed to lift the small Fiat Uno and rescue Tyler.
Fortunately, Tyler did not suffer broken bones. He was rushed to a hospital, where he received treatment for his multiple but minor injuries.
Cezario, a Grade 8 learner, said he does weight training during his spare time. This came in handy while lifting the car, which he admitted was "a little heavy."
Tyler's mom, 32-year-old Natasha Link, commended Cezario for his heroic action:
He is our hero. He thought quickly because he knew the car was on top of Tyler’s tiny body and being under the front section for too long could have made things worse.
She added that luckily, the car had been moving slowly, which minimised the damage on Tyler's body.
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