11-year-old Eagan boy saves man from drowning

11-year-old Eagan boy saves man from drowning Photo: KSTP

December 31, 2018 04:51 PM

An 11-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after lifting a drowning man from the bottom of an indoor pool at an Eagan apartment complex Sunday night.

The boy - Advaik Nandikotkur  - was the only one present who could swim when a 34-year-old man went out too deep and couldn't get back to the surface.


He sprung into action, helping bring the much heavier man to the surface. His uncle then started CPR.

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"I thought he'd probably be too heavy for me," Nandikotkur said. "But I jumped in anyway and grabbed him by the hand. I swam up and gave him to someone else who helped pull him out."

An ambulance arrived within minutes and the man who went under the water is said to now be doing fine.

Eagan police say they plan to nominate Nandikotkur for a life-saving award.

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