Red Cross Honors Sisters For Saving Boy's Life

By: Ariana Cohen Email
By: Ariana Cohen Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)_Two sisters saved a young boy from drowning in a Kansas City swimming pool and the Red Cross reunited them on Tuesday in Topeka.

The Red Cross honored Liz and Allison Manley for saving 4-year-old Myles Didde earlier this summer when he was drowning in a Kansas City swimming pool.

Liz and Allison Manley say they noticed a lot of commotion surrounding a young boy at the pool. They immediately decided to run over to him.

Liz said, "He needs an air way," and the crowd backed away. Liz Manley propped Myles Didde's head back, while her sister, Allison performed CPR.

The sisters reunited with the young boy and his family Tuesday. The sisters received a Red Cross certificate for Extraordinary Personal Actions.

Myle's parents say they are so thankful for the 2 lifeguards for saving their son's life.

"Me and my sister ran to his rescue and gave CPR. It was scary. We don't want to have to do this, but we are glad it turned out the way it did, " said Liz Manely who held Myles' head during CPR.

"It had to be done and we couldn't have asked for a better outcome," said Allison Manley, who performed CPR.

"It's the best thing in the world, best thing in the world," says Myles father, John Didde, as he holds back tears.

The sisters are both Red Cross certified and encourage others to do the same.

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