As per latest reports, Advaik Nandikotkur, an 11 year old kid residing in Eagan, Minnesota has bagged Eagan Police Department’s Citizen Lifesaving Honor at his young age.
Yes, Advaik Nandikotkur got the honor owing to his daring act during December 2018, where he ventured into the deep end of a swimming pool to take a drowning person out.
As per reports, the boy got honored with the Eagan Police department’s 'Citizen Lifesaving Award' for his self-sacrificing action in the US.
On December 30th, 2018, the little boy and his family members were at their apartment complex pool when they saw a 34-year-old male under pressure. The person had slipped into the deep end of the swimming pool and was drowning. As none of the grown-ups there knew how to go for a dip, only Advaik knows how to swim and he jumped into the pool in order to save the drowning man.
Weighing just 32 kgs, Advaik managed to pull out the adult man (weighing 78 kgs) from the pool so the others present around could perform CPR. The man eventually survived after getting the required medical attention.
A courageous Advaik who weighs just 32 kgs took out the adult man who weighs 78 kgs from the swimming pool after which the other people standing there could perform CPR. After that, the man was given the proper medical attention.
“He was paralyzed under the water, so he wasn’t moving,” Advaik said.
At the event where he was honoured, Advaik stated, "I was like, take him, here you go. My job’s done here."
Advaik has also turned out to be the youngest recipient to pocket Eagan's Lifesaving honor, which is also the police sections highest admiration given to an inhabitant.
“My son was very cool, he was like, ‘Should I go home, mama?'” said Latitha Mareddy, Advaik’s mother. “I was like, ‘Wait, wait for some more time!'”