Two Teens of Nebraska are credited with saving the life of a young boy with autism after saving the child from drowning in a pond.
Caron Caldwell, 16, and Tryston Santos, 15, jumped into action Sunday night in Lincoln when they saw the child waving arm with head in water, according to KETV .
"His head is under water again and he is not getting up," Caldwell told the station, describing how he jumped into the water to put the troubled child safe.
Lincoln Pond, Neb., where the boy was seen drowning.
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"He was clinging to me strong enough. It was a bit surreal when I grabbed him. He definitely couldn't stay there, "Caldwell added.
Once on the ground, Caldwell says the child had difficulty communicating.
"He didn't know where he lived, so we knocked on people's doors to see if they knew the child," Santos told KETV.
Abbie Wilson, a neighbor who responded, notified police who allegedly located the child's parents while they were looking for him.
Investigators told KETV that the boy was autistic and apparently walked away from his family while they were not looking.
Wilson told the station that the boy's mother became emotional when the two were reunited.
"Both hands rested on her face and she wast came down crying a bit after hearing what happened "she said.
Meanwhile, Caldwell says he and his friend were going to be playing basketball when they first saw the child - and may have walked through the area sooner. 'he wasn't late himself.
"It took me forever to find my socks and it literally saved his life " he said. declared to KETV.