11-year-old saves a toddler from drowning by diving into the sea after him
An 11-year-old boy from the seaside town of Staithes in north Yorkshire is being hailed a hero after he managed to rescue a toddler from drowning by quickly jumping off the pier. Eli Harrison was with his family at the beach when he noticed the little boy floating about 10 meters from the shore.
Mum Kayleigh said: ‘We’d gone down to the beach for the day and, as we were walking along, my husband saw the little boy in the water, but before he’d managed to take his bag off, Eli had ran and jumped off the pier into the water.’
‘As he swam back he had one arm round his tummy and you could see water coming out the bairn’s mouth, it was bad,’ added Kayleigh.
The toddler was holding onto a small fishing net and must have made his way into the water without his parents noticing.