11-year-old boy saves man from drowning in Eagan pool


Eleven-year-old Advaik Nandikotkur only learned how to swim three and a half years ago, but his aquatic abilities have already turned out to be a real lifesaver.

“Mom told me to jump in and I said he was probably too heavy, but I jumped in anyway,” said Advaik.

Advaik was with his family at the indoor pool in their apartment building in Eagan Sunday night when his father noticed a man at the bottom of the pool. The man was visiting another tenant at the apartment building.

Although there were several adults nearby, Advaik was the only one who knew how to swim, so he jumped in the water. He pulled the drowning visitor to the surface, even though the man outweighed him by 100 pounds.

See Fox9

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