- Sam Warren visited his grandmother when he noticed someone that nearly drowned being pulled out of the water
- The grade 9 learner rushed to the scene and quickly administered CPR for the next hour, with the help of 2 lifeguards
- Although the story ended tragically, Sam was honoured with the Hero Award for his bravery
Sam Warren recently visited his grandmother at her beach house in Big Bay, Cape Town.
While there, he noticed that someone that had nearly drowned was being pulled out of the water.
As members of the public struggled to perform CPR, Sam quickly raced to the scene and took control of the situation.
The grade 9 learner at Camps Bay High School assessed the victim and started performing CPR.
The victim was foaming at the mouth and had vomited, but still had a pulse.
With the aid of two lifeguards, Sam performed non-stop CPR for the next hour as the trio desperately tried to save the day.
Emergency services tried to assist as well, but their efforts were in vain.
After one long hour, the victim was declared dead.
Briefly.co.za sympathises with the victim’s family and one can only imagine the impact it had on Sam.
Thankfully, the youngster was praised for his courage and determination to save the life of a stranger.
Good Things Guy reported that Sam was honoured with the Hero Award – one of the highest honours in life-saving.
Camps Bay High School also lauded Sam via social media.
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