Brave 12-year-old with Down Syndrome saves little sister from drowning

By Samantha Luiz
04 August 2015

Heroic Carin Richardson saved her younger sister’s life after the three-year-old fell in the family pool.

Heroic Carin Richardson saved her younger sister’s life after the three-year-old fell in the family pool.

The 12-year-old and her family, from Michigan, had just come in from their pool when she decided to go back for another swim. But no one noticed when three-year-old Jac’Lynn slipped out behind her older sister.

The toddler then tried to get into an inflatable pool tube but ended up falling through into the water.

'Jac’Lynn is our little miracle baby'

“Without panic or fear, [Carin] grabbed her goggles, got in the water and pulled her sister out of the pool and into the house,” said Carin’s mother, Tomarra Richardson.

Although Tomarra got Jac’Lynn to cough up some water, the little girl was still taken to the emergency room as a precaution.

Luckily, she was cleared and has been doing fine since the incident.

Carin’s family says it is a miracle Carin was able to pull Jac’Lynn out of the pool that fast as people with Down Syndrome often have slower reaction times.

“[Carin] is our hero and Jac’Lynn is our little miracle baby.”

Sources: elitedaily.com, abc12.com

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