A nine-year-old boy from Florida is being hailed as a hero after saving his father, who fractured his neck while diving into the Santa Rosa Sound in Florida on Saturday.
“All I remember was that he said he broke his neck, and he said he was scared,” Asaih Williams told the Pensacola News Journal on Wednesday.
Asaih, who has never been formally trained as a lifeguard, knew something was amiss when his father, Josh Williams, did not surface after he dove into the shallow waters of the Santa Rosa Sound.
“I had a little time limit in my head.
Josh Williams was taken to the hospital with a fractured neck and underwent spinal fusion surgery on Monday.