11-Year-Old Boy Rescues A 5-Year-Old Girl That Was Buried In A Sand Dune

Date June 5, 2018

Connor Fitz-Gerald is being hailed a hero after he saved the life of five-year-old Alyssa Bostic.

The 11-year-old boy was having fun with some other kids at the Marina Dunes when he noticed little Alyssa. Earlier on, the girl had crawled inside one of the dunes while she was building a sand castle.

Unfortunately, the cave collapsed while she was in there and the girl was completely buried.

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A few minutes later, Connor was also digging in the area when he noticed Alyssa's bag poking out from underneath the sand. He immediately sprang to action.

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Taking a minute to assess where the girl's head must be, he began to dig out the sand in that spot. After a while, he saw Alyssa, who was already unconscious. 

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Connor managed to pull the little girl out. He noticed that her eyes, nose, and mouth were clogged. Upon realizing that her parents were too far away for him to run and get help, he began to perform CPR on the girl.

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Apparently, the boy did not have any actual training to perform this lifesaving action, but he went with his instinct and the little he learned from watching a TV show, NCIS.

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Incredibly, Alyssa was revived and started breathing again. Connor was able to get help and they called 911. The paramedics praised the little boy and stated that if it were not for him, Alyssa could have died.

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The girl recovered completely and is doing just fine. 

To reward Connor's quick-thinking and bravery, he received the American Legion Auxiliary’s National Youth Hero Award.

This young boy was a true hero on that fateful day. And we bet Alyssa and her family will never forget his kindness.

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