The infant had the presence of mind to take her mother out of deep waters to save her life
Footage has emerged of a five-year-old girl jumping into a pool in America to save her mother from drowning.
A mother in her 30's is believed to have suffered a seizure last week when she lost consciousness in the pool at her sister's home in Texas.
Tracy Anderwald (34) was enjoying a day out with her daughter when the incident occurred. Her five-year-old child Allison noticed her mother had not lifted her head for five minutes and surveillance footage shows her jumping in to lead her mother to the shallow part of the pool where she then turned her around to keep her head out of the water.
Alison then ran to one of her mother's sisters, who happened to be walking over to the house at the time, and raised the alarm. Mother Tracy, was later transferred to a hospital in Texas where Doctors were initially concerned that she may be in danger of suffering neurological damage. But Anderwald awoke on Saturday morning and was discharged on Tuesday.
Speaking to ABC News, Anderwald's sister said:
"The doctors explained to us that had Tracy been underwater any longer, she probably wouldn't be with us right now. It is truly amazing that this little girl, who's actually also pretty small for her age, was able to save my sister."
"Allison's been swimming since she was two-and-a-half. She's our little mermaid and my little hero."