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Junction City grade school boys step in to rescue drowning toddlers – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-21 10:39:33 –

Topeka, Kansas (KSNT) — Braden and Jayden Harper were normal days as they helped their aunt Brittany wash their cars at the Junction City car wash.

It’s normal until they suspect something wasn’t completely right.

“We heard the screams,” said Jayden Harper, one of the rescue workers. “At first I thought that only the kids were playing on the trampoline and the pool. It was a pretty hot day, and then the screams got louder and louder.”

After hearing a scream from the house next to the car wash, they decided to look into the fence to make it look good. They found the noise coming from two young children, twin boys aged 6 to 18 months, barely swaying above the surface of the backyard pool.

“I ran up and tried to jump over the fence. Braden is over and someone helped me jump over the fence,” said Jayden.

After crossing the fence, the boys ran to rescue the children from the pool and continued to occupy them until police arrived. Thankfully, thanks to the brave boys and their actions, both young children were okay.

“They were recognized at school for being heroes,” said the boy’s aunt Brittany Harper. “The police should also admit them.”

It is unclear how the babies arrived at the pool without supervision and why they were not pulled out earlier.

“It was sad that the baby had to experience it,” said another rescuer, Braden Harper. “But I’m relieved that we took them out.”

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