Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

11-Year-Old Boy Playing On Beach Saves Little Girl Buried Alive In Sand.

He Saw It All

He Saw It All

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Connor was digging a cave no too far from where Alyssa had been. Then he heard something strange. When he looked up, Alyssa was gone. Then he saw the little girl’s bag on the sand, and it was seemingly abandoned. That’s when he realized that there was a little girl there a few moments ago. It dawned on him that she was somehow swallowed whole by the sand dune, and he would have to act fast.

Time To Save The Day

Time To Save The Day

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The nearest adults were about 1,000 feet away, and Connor knew that he didn’t have time to get help. So, he decided to come to Alyssa’s rescue all by himself. Based on the dune’s appearance, Connor deduced where the little girl’s head was and began to dig. It turns out, his instincts were right. Seconds later, Alyssa’s face popped up. But Connor was horrified by the sight of the unconscious girl.

Still In Danger

Still In Danger

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Sand covered Alyssa’s eyes, nose, and mouth. So, Connor continued to dig until he was finally able to pull her all the way out of the sand dune. She was virtually lifeless, and the boy noticed that she wasn’t breathing either. As he looked around, he noticed others kids were approaching him to see what had happened, but there weren’t any adults in the group. So, he decided to save her on his own.

Doing His Best

Doing His Best

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Connor had never had any first-aid training. But the 11-year-old was a huge fan of “NCIS,” a TV drama, and he’d seen people performing CPR on various episodes. So, he did his best to mimic what they had done by pushing on Alyssa’s chest. Although he wasn’t experienced, he was the little girl’s only shot at survival. Then, adults finally arrived.

Grownups Arrive

Grownups Arrive

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Connor’s parents arrived alongside Alyssa’s parents. Alyssa’s dad dialed 911 while Connor’s dad went over to help his son. It was such an unusual scene for Alyssa’s parents to see her unconscious while a little boy tried desperately to keep her alive. Fortunately, it seemed like Alyssa was breathing once again. But only the paramedics could determine if Connor had performed CPR correctly.

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