20 June 2024

‘Hero’ Lewis hailed for saving boy

by Rebecca Hannant

A Hedon boy has been praised after he saved a child from drowning while on holiday.

Earlier this month, while swimming in the pool on holiday in Belek, Turkey, 10-year-old Lewis Smith came across something at the bottom that he thought was rubbish. He dived down, and realised it was a little boy.

Quick-thinking Lewis pulled the four-year-old boy up to the surface with the help of others around him.

After bringing the boy to the surface, he shouted to his parents to help him. His father Craig,
who is a fire fighter, was called over and noticed that the boy was lifeless with no pulse.

Craig performed CPR while the ambulance came.

The boy was revived at the scene and was taken to hospital, where he is believed to be recovering well.

Lewis’s mother Ellie said: “He is very happy that he has helped and saved the little boy, but I don’t think it’s sunk in properly how much of a hero he is.”