Oklahoma Teen Saves Toddler from Drowning at Scissortail Park

by - June 28, 2020

Oklahoma Teen Saves Toddler from Drowning at Scissortail Park

On June 26, a 17-year-old teenager named Tanner saved a 2-year-old from drowning at a park in Oklahoma City.


A post made rounds on social media when a family friend shared Tanner's heroism. 


According to the post, the teenager was spending the day at Scissortail Park with his mother and siblings, when Tanner noticed something wrong in the pond.

Without a second thought, Tanner raced to the water and saved the toddler from drowning.

Bystanders were also quick to call 911 to get further help.




A hero without a cape

The post further stated that Tanner suffered a head injury when he tried to save the 2-year-old. 

The family updated that Tanner needed to have 'a couple of staples at the top of his head' but is doing well. 

News 9 also reports that the 2-year-old has been checked by the paramedics at the scene and is okay as well.

Louie Marschik from the Oklahoma City Fire Department says about Tanner's brave act: "It takes a certain level of courage to do that."

The unnamed poster of the viral post also added: "Tanner is humble, compassionate and really does not understand how much heartbreak his actions have saved a family."

Here's to hoping that other teenagers will emulate Tanner's selflessness and courage.

Image courtesy of The Pay It Forward Effect/Facebook

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