A nine-year-old German boy was hailed a hero for resuscitating his two-year-old brother after he fell into a garden pool.
Their grandmother at her home in Korbach was looking after the brothers in central Germany.
When she went to discover a nappy, the younger lad Rudolf went into the garden and fell face down.
The toddler, who had quit breathing, was pulled in the pool by his brother Markus and his grandmother.
Markus then called paramedics because his grandmother has poor German and mainly discusses Russian.
The elder brother was told over the telephone how to supply first aid, giving heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Rudolf began airlifted him to hospital north of Frankfurt and breathing again before paramedics arrived.
The paramedic who helped him commended the boy’s actions saying Markus followed instructions exactly, despite his initial panic.
Michael Seebold described how he’d told the lad to put his brother hold his nose and start mouth-to-mouth.