A pair of twins save their dad when they find him unconscious in their swimming pool. And while many are calling Bridon and Christian Hassig heroes, the brave boys say it was all Jesus!
Brad Hassig of Mountain Brook, Alabama, enjoys using his backyard swimming pool for reflection and time with the Lord.
"I like to do breathing exercises," Brad explained. "It's peaceful and relaxing. I love being underwater; something I do all the time. I say the Lord's Prayer when I do this. It's kind of a meditation.”
But on this particular day, something went wrong. As Brad was doing his prayer meditation underwater, he passed out.
“I don't remember finishing it," he said.
Twins Save Dad From Drowning
Brad’s twin boys, Bridon and Christian Hassig, were in the swimming pool, too, along with their friend, Sam Ebert. And Christian noticed something was off with his dad’s usual meditation ritual.
"He usually sits kind of like he's meditating," Christian explained. "I could see he was shaking a bunch and then he just laid on his side. Since I had goggles on, I could see his face was turning very light blue. I told Bridon, ‘Dad's not okay.'"
It was at this point that the twins save their dad, with the help of their friend, Sam.
Bridon and Sam immediately jumped in and dragged Brad to the steps. And the boys instantly knew it was up to them to save the unresponsive dad. And even though these kids had no emergency response training, God equipped them with everything they needed to save the day!
Christian took off to call for help. Meanwhile, with no prior CPR training, Bridon went to work on resuscitating his father, pulling from what he’d seen done in movies and on TV.
Jesus Sends A Miracle
Even though the 10-year-old had no idea what he was doing, he felt a divine presence guiding his actions.
"I felt like a voice, ’cause it wasn't them or Sam," Bridon recalled. "I felt like a voice in my head, ‘Save your dad.' Jesus put a hand on our shoulder and guided us through the whole part."
Brad then began coughing up salt water, foam, and blood. And the twins knew just who to thank for the power to save their dad.
“I just had a moment where Jesus was standing right behind us the whole time,” Bridon said. “There’s no way we should have been able to do that.”
The dad regained consciousness and it shocked him to realize what had occurred.
"When I kind of came to — I'm coughing up blood and water, struggling to breathe, and there are people everywhere. My one son was yelling, ‘Daddy, daddy, come back!'" Brad Hassig recalled.
And just like the twins who saved him, this dad knows they experienced divine intervention that day.
"I mean it's just emotions are just overwhelming you that your boys saved your life," he said. "There's no way physically that they should have been able to do what they did. They hadn't had training to do what they did, to act as fast, to run as fast, as far, to know to flag down somebody to call 911 while the other is doing CPR on you. I mean, it's a God thing. God's hand was all over it."
Now, the family is working on getting official CPR and rescue training in case they should ever need it in the future. And Brad is just so thankful to his boys and to his Lord and Savior for the happy ending to a very scary situation.
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"I love them," said Brad about his heroic twins. "I'm very proud of them and grateful. I'll be grateful for the rest of my life."
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