"Thank you, God, for giving those 3 boys the strength to save my husband," Brad's wife, Lori Hassig shared.
Two 10-year-old boys from Alabama are being hailed as heroes after they rescued their dad from drowning in their backyard pool.
Brad Hassig was swimming in his backyard pool along with twins Bridon and Christian Hassig, 10, and their 11-year-old friend, Sam Ebert. The boys soon noticed that Brad needed help while attempting underwater breathing exercises in their pool on June 14, 2022, and they immediately jumped into action, according to PEOPLE.
“I went from just complete peace, saying the Lord’s Prayer, and then everything was just white,” Brad shared, according to TODAY.
"He usually sits kind of like he's meditating," Christian told WBRC. "I could see he was shaking a bunch and then he just laid on his side. Since I had goggles on, I could see his face was turning very light blue. I told Bridon, 'Dad's not okay.'"
"Me and Sam dove into the water and I got one shoulder and he got the other. We just dragged him to the steps," added Bridon.
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The boys then got to the next step to save his life, which was CPR. Bridon performed CPR on his dad just like he had seen in the 1993 film, The Sandlot, even though he had no training, he said.
"I went from peace to being slammed on the deck of the pool, and then just chaos everyone was everywhere," the father, Brad, recalled. "They were first responders. I heard, 'Daddy, Daddy. Come back, Daddy. You have to be okay.' It was crazy."
Brad was immediately rushed to a local hospital, once help arrived. However, he was released 24 hours later. He told the news station that he is "very proud" of his sons and will "be grateful for the rest of my life" after they saved him.
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"There's no way, physically, they should have been able to pull a 185-pound man out of the water like that and to know and do what all of them did, perfectly as quickly (as they did)," Brad added. "No lack of action, to run as fast as they did. It's God's hands all over it."
But, even with God's help, Bridon knew he did not want to say bye to his dad so soon. "I was like, I've had some moments with him, with happy, sad and some mad moments, but I'm like, 'I don't want this to be the last moment,'" he said.
Brad's wife, Lori Hassig, also took to Facebook to post about the incident.
"Thank you, God, for giving those 3 boys the strength to save my husband," she wrote. "You are our heroes forever and ever."
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