June 5, 2016 5 year old saves drowning mom
Last modified on November 8th, 2018
TAFT, TX (KRIS) — A 5-year-old Taft, Texas girl is being credited with saving her mom’s life.
Allison Anderwald was swimming with her mom Tracy, when something went horribly wrong. Tracy suffered a seizure in the middle part of the pool, and started to drown.
Allison, who was sitting on the edge of the pool at the time, dove into the water, and started pulling her mom to the shallow end.
It took several tries, but Allison didn’t give up.
Once she got her mom to the shallow end, she turned her over, pulled her head above water, then went inside for help. Her aunt then came rushing outside to get Tracy out of the pool and to the hospital.
“She was really heavy, and I could only get the top part of her out, and then her other daughters ran over and helped me get her out, and so, Allison was able to do that on her own. And so, it’s a miracle,” Tedra Hunt told KRIS-TV.