In a remarkable display of bravery and quick thinking, 9-year-old Tristin Saghin from Arizona proved that heroes come in all sizes when he used CPR to save his 2-year-old sister from drowning. Tristin’s heroic act has not only earned him local recognition but has also sparked aspirations to become an Army medic in the future.

The incident took place in Tristin’s grandma’s home in Ahwatukee, Arizona, where the family discovered his 2-year-old sister floating in the family pool. Without hesitation, Tristin sprang into action, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to revive her. Thanks to his swift and composed response, his sister regained consciousness before professional help arrived.  Tristin told an interviewer, “At first, I heard screaming, and didn’t know what was going on. After I saw my mom holding Brooke, I ran inside and told my grandma to call 911. Then, I said ‘I need to do CPR.’ “I learned it from watching the movie ‘Black Hawk Down’ and so I did three pumps on her chest and then did a life breath.”

The incident not only showcased Tristin’s bravery but also ignited a passion within him to pursue a career in emergency medical services. The young hero expressed his dream of becoming an Army medic one day, inspired by the desire to continue saving lives and helping others in times of need.

Photo credit: Mike Sakai, Mesa Tribune