Eight-year-old boy saves younger boy from drowning in Asker

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A young boy fell into the water at Hvalstad in Asker last week. He was rescued by eight-year-old Erik Aaby-Sættem, who recently completed a lifesaving course.

The younger boy was two or three years old, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

“I heard the splash, and I rushed to him and held him until his mother came. She was quite far away,” Aaby-Sættem said.

The mother came running. After reaching the boy, she lifted him out of the water.

Aaby-Sættem knew what to do thanks to his previous training.

“I have been on many sea courses and have a boat myself. I have learned that if you see someone drowning, you should pull them up or hold them. You should also react quickly and call for help,” the young boy said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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