3 Boys Save Drowning Dad With CPR They Remembered From A Movie

3 Boys Save Drowning Dad With CPR They Remembered From A Movie

What our kids watch really does have an effect on their lives. In this incredible story, three boys saved their drowning dad with CPR they remembered from watching the movies ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Hook.’ 

It was a fun summer afternoon of hanging out in the pool for ten-year-old twins, Bridon and Christian Hassig, along with a friend Sam Ebert, while their dad Brad was practicing breathing exercises and praying underwater.

Everything seemed normal when one of the twins noticed their dad had suddenly turned on his side and seemed to be floating in the water. They knew something was wrong when Brad began turning blue due to lack of oxygen. They realized he had passed out. 

Alarmed, the boys pulled Brad to the side of the pool and suddenly knew what they needed to do. First, they got Brad out of the water. Then they tried to open Brad’s phone to call for help, but the phone was locked, and they didn’t know the code. As one of the boys began performing CPR, the other two raced to a neighbor’s house to get help. Tragically, the neighbor wasn’t home so they did the next best thing and flagged down a passing car in order to have an adult call for emergency services.

The boys remembered a scene from The Sandlot where the pretty lifeguard was giving mouth to mouth to “Smalls” after he had seemingly drowned at the local pool, but in reality, Smalls just wanted to kiss the pretty lifeguard. 

Brad remembers being at complete peace underwater as he was praying The Lord’s Prayer, and then he was waking up to complete chaos as he heard his son’s begging him to come back to life. Brad knows God was watching over him that day and believes God intervened to save his life. In this sweet interview with Brad, his twins, and their friend Sam, Brad gives all credit to our heavenly Father. 

"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 and no lack of action,” Brad said. “God’s hand was all over it.” 

We couldn’t agree more. We often think we need to be perfect for God to use us. But he can use anyone, anywhere, to do his will. 

These three boys are real-life examples of being vessels for God. Not only were they blessed with saving their father's life, but they also got all the ice cream they wanted, and now they have cell phones just in case they ever encounter another life-threatening situation. Praise God for this amazing miracle story to deepen our faith that God is always with us. 

John 14:16-17 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”

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