SOUTH POINT, Ohio – A man with autism is getting a lot of attention for helping to save a toddler’s life, after the child fell into a pool.
Aaron Cahal doesn’t speak much and often relies on his phone for communication.
“He sent me a text that said he heard a scary cry,” Aaron’s father, Steve Cahal told WSAZ.
Turns out, Aaron heard the the screams of a neighbor, whose 18-month-old child nearly drown in a pool after falling in.
Aaron snapped photos of the scene and posted them to the South Point Police Department’s Facebook page. Officers recognized the area in the photos and were on the scene within a few minutes.
Thankfully the toddler is expected to be okay, thanks to Aaron and another neighbor who performed CPR until first responders arrived.