Believe it or not, a couple of days ago, a 10-year-old boy from America saved his little brother from drowning thanks to a scene from Dwayne Johnson’s movie San Andreas.
Namely, the boy, whose name is Jacob O’Connor was with his two younger brothers, Gavin (8) and Dylan (2) at his grandmother’s, as their mother had to go to work. While Jacob was watching TV, Dylan somehow opened screen door by himself, and he fell into to pool. Jacob acted immediately – not only did he pull his little brother out of the pool, but he knew very well what to do next. “I pulled him out and started giving him compressions,” the boy explained.
As Dylan spent almost a minute in the water, Jacob’s compressions were not enough to bring the little boy to respond at first, so Jacob realized he would need help – he ran to find their grandmother. “In most movies, that’s what they do. They try to save the person first, and if it’s not working, they go get someone,” said the boy.
Ellen Vial, the boy’s grandmother, claims that Jacob managed to stay calm in such a situation, but she could still feel something was wrong when he found her and said: “Nana, um, Dylan opened the door and got in the backyard.” As soon as she realized what had happened, they called an ambulance and Dylan was taken to the hospital. They gave him oxygen and discharged him two days later. While this must have been traumatic both for Dylan and his family, the good news is that the doctors claim that he suffered “no detectable neurological damage or lasting effects.”
Jacob explained that he learned what one should do in such situation from Dwayne Johnson’s San Andreas. He said: “There was an earthquake, then it caused a tsunami and then there was a daughter that was drowning and he had to get her out and he did the same thing.”