The County Commission and the County Fire Department honored a 9-year-old boy Tuesday for he saving his sister’s life.
Tristan Saghin and his family were visiting their grandmother in Arizona in April when Tristan’s 2-year-old sister fell into the backyard pool. The little girl was pulled from the pool but it was Tristan who started giving her CPR. He was able to revive her. Tristan says he learned CPR from a movie. He also says he likes to pretend to be a paramedic while at home.
“It was really scary, at the moment, I thought she was gone,” Tristan said after the ceremony. “If she yells at me about something I didn’t do, I’m going to tell her: Brooke, I saved your life.”
County Commissioner Susan Brager and County Fire Chief Bertral Washington presented Tristan with an award and proclamation before the County Commission meeting. Chief Washington says Tristan’s actions point to the importance of everyone learning life-saving techniques.