An amazing story of the little six-year-old hero who pulled his drowning toddler twin cousins from a backyard pool

The young hero said he “just knew what he had to do” to save their lives.

Branson Lee said he jumped into the pool and lifted the toddlers out of the pool, before laying them on the concrete, where he began CPR until his uncle took over, reports Yahoo.

“I just knew what I had to do,” the little hero said according to local news reports in Louisiana.

Branson pulled his own little brother from the pool’s top step, then saw his 21-month-old cousins floating face-down, the twins’ father Steven Kelley said.

He hauled the babies out and yelled for help, while administering chest compressions.

Family members said the clever boy knew about CPR after watching his mother perform it on his brother two years ago.

Mr Kelley said the twins were limp and “blue as a pair of blue jeans” after they were pulled from the pool about 10pm Sunday, and called their speedy and complete recovery a miracle.

One VERY lucky family that they all survived, such a brave little boy!

Share your comments below

  • What an amazing young boy. It makes me think I should make sure my 7 year old has some first aid training.


  • wow what a little hero! so brave! i bet that everyone is so proud of him! well done! it’s amazing that he kept a cool head during that very scary moment! i wonder what happened to the adult supervision? maybe they will get that pool fenced or something to prevent this from happening again


  • What an amazing kid! And to think that he knew what to do after watching someone else and that he remembered it. Such an amazing story!


  • Well done to this young man. What a little superman!


  • So good of him. Just 6, incredible. Luckily he was there!


  • OMG, this is amazing. So frightening, then so inspiring. Well done little fella. What an amazing little boy you are. I’m sure your family will always be grateful.


  • So great, but if he’d seen his mum doing CPR on his brother… Why weren’t they watching the kids?


  • First aid and swimming lessons should be compulsory for kids.


  • So good that he knew what to do.


  • What a top little guy!


  • Such a brave young boy and so well informed. To have the presence of mind to pull them both out of the water and start CPR on them just blows my mind. He is definitely a hero.


  • That is incredible! He should be very proud!


  • A very clever young man to put into practice what he saw his mother do once before. What a lucky family – but why weren’t they watching over these children when there is a pool?


  • Branson, you are a super hero!


  • Branson is a very observant “little man” amd for his age has a very good memory. I’m surprised the kids were even awake that late


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