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Boy, 9, uses CPR to save 2-year-old sister

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Boy saves sister with CPR
  • Tristin Saghin, 9, performed CPR on his sister after she was found unconscious in the pool
  • The little girl started breathing again, thanks to her brother's heroic actions
  • Tristin told KNXV he learned how to do CPR on television
  • Arizona

(CNN) -- Tristin Saghin might only be 9 years old, but he knew just what to do after his 2-year-old sister was found floating in her grandmother's swimming pool unconscious Sunday.

"I went running outside ... and I did CPR on her," the boy told affiliate KNXV in Mesa, Arizona.

While his mother and grandmother frantically called for help, Tristin coolly performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

His sister started breathing again, he said, and paramedics soon took it from there. She is going to be OK.

Tristin told the television station that he learned CPR by watching television and that he would do anything for his little sister.

"She's really beautiful," he said. "I love her really much."

Read the KNXV story for more on Tristin's heroic actions