A young boy from California, who is four years old, became a hero when he rescued his brother from drowning.
As a result of his heroic actions, he was given the opportunity to take a ride on a fire truck as a reward.
On an early November day, four-year-old Mason Ochoa was spending time at home with his parents in Los Angeles.
While looking out the window in the afternoon, Mason noticed that his one-year-old brother, Nicholas, had fallen into the family pool.
Without hesitation, Mason quickly ran outside to assist his brother.
Mason quickly sprang into action, grasping his brother’s hand and keeping his head above water.
He called for help at the top of his lungs.
The boys’ mother responded to the commotion, running to the pool and pulled Nicholas out of the water.
She recognized that Nicholas was not breathing and had a red face, she immediately asked her husband to call the emergency services.
Upon arrival, the rescue services were able to revive Nicholas and prevent him from suffocating. After examination, doctors found no serious injuries.
The local rescue team were impressed with Mason’s quick thinking and bravery.
As a thank you, they invited Mason to visit the fire station, where he was given the opportunity to drive a fire truck, turn on the water hose and try on a firefighting uniform.
Following the incident, Mason was recognized for his heroism and was presented with an award.
The fire chief jokingly stated that he would be more than happy to have Mason join his team in 14 years.