Aiden Barret has been hailed a hero for saving a little girl from drowning during his school holidays; the school heard and honoured him for his actions.


George, South Africa (30 January 2020) – Aiden Barret was sitting at the swimming pool at a resort on the Orange River. He says the adults were nearby braaing and around him, children were splashing and playing in the pool.

He noticed something strange while sitting there, he saw a little girl at the bottom of the pool doing a backwards handstand. He watched her float there and was puzzled as to why she had all her clothes on. Aiden felt like something was wrong and quickly dived into the water. When he reached her, he realised something was wrong. He hoisted her to the surface of the water and swam her to the side of the pool.

Not aware of how to perform CPR, Aiden pulled her out the pool, but her stomach hit the edge of the pool in the process. Thankfully, that force of the impact pushed water from the little girl’s lungs, and she quickly started gasping for air.

“The next thing I know, a whole lot of water burst from her mouth. I think it happened when her tummy hit the side of the pool,”

Aiden has reluctantly accepted the praise; he insists anyone would have done the same thing, and he is grateful the little girl was ok. However, the news of his actions spread through his community back home, and when he arrived back at school this year, he was honoured for his efforts.

Sources: Facebook / George Herald
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