WELLINGTON, Florida — A Palm Seashore County boy recently saved a man’s lifetime following he reported he figured out CPR viewing the strike Netflix display “Stranger Points.”
Austen MacMillan, 12, of Wellington is staying hailed a hero immediately after coming to the help of behavioral therapist Jason Piquette.
“Each and every physician, every person, has reported I ought to be dead,” Piquette explained. “I am so grateful to be alive, and so grateful that Austen stepped up and saved me.”
Before the incident transpired Piquette said he had been performing with Austen for a few of yrs. They do a great deal of swimming, making self esteem and toughness.
“Just one of the things that we do the most is swim,” Piquette said. “He enjoys to swim, and it is really anything that we have been doing the past pair of years is keeping our breath difficulties.”
Much more than a week in the past, they have been in the pool timing how extended they could maintain their breath.
“We the two held our breath like for a moment, a moment and a 50 %,” Piquette claimed. “And I explained, ‘OK, I am likely to do it a person far more time and like consider to get to two and a 50 % minutes.’ And I stated to him, ‘Just tap on me when we I’m about a moment 40 [seconds.'”
A camera at the house captured the startling moment when Piquette was holding his breath and slowly drifting to the deep end of the pool. This happened while Austen was timing him.
“And I went underwater, and I was relaxed. I felt great, and that’s the last thing I remember. I’m pretty positive that I lost consciousness,” Piquette said. “My lungs started to fill up with water, and I went from the shallow end at the bottom of the pool because I let all of the air out of my lungs. I went to the bottom of the pool and sank. And then I started to raise up a little bit, and I started to drift to the deep end.”
A minute and 40 seconds had passed, and Austen said Piquette was not responding. The boy knew something was wrong and pulled Piquette to the shallow side of the pool.
“You were on your belly not on your back,” Austen said.
The boy went into rescue mode and started doing CPR.
“I was doing the compressions, but I wasn’t doing the breathing,” Austen said. “You woke up a few minutes later. “
“When you did compressions, water came out of my lungs and blood,” Piquette said. “Austen was under my care. I was responsible for him, but unfortunately, the roles reversed in that moment, and he stepped up and saved my life.”
“I feel way better that he’s alive, and he’s healthy now,” Austen said.
Austen’s family is proud of him.
“I’m so proud of Austen,” Austen’s mother, Christian MacMillan said. “He’s really brave and courageous.”
“My message is that you should always be prepared if something happens out of the ordinary,” Austen’s sister, Anastasia MacMillan said.