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NBA Star Andre Drummond Jumps into Pool to Save His Toddler from Drowning

Joe Akins
Aug 16, 2021
03:40 P.M.
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Nothing beats parents' love for their offspring, even when it is a matter of life and death. See how NBA star Andre Drummond performed a heroic act by saving his toddler from drowning.

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Basketball star Andre Drummond shows that he is more than ready to save his 2-year-old son from harm without thinking twice. The father-son encounter happened on a sunny day in his lavish home with a backyard swimming pool.

The athlete and his family had their relaxation mood activated when his young child, Deon, who sat comfortably at the shores of the pool, slipped into the blue water.

The moment Andre Drummond saved his toddler son that fell into a pool | Photo: Twitter/ AndreDrummond

The moment Andre Drummond saved his toddler son that fell into a pool | Photo: Twitter/ AndreDrummond

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A female adult let out a scream simultaneously as the child fell into the water, and in no time, Drummond, fully clad, sprinted and dived into the pool to pull his son out before the boy drowned.

The episode later surfaced online, as the NBA star shared the experience via Twitter. It had been captured on the surveillance camera.

Thankfully, there were no casualties, but in the shared content, fans could notice that despite being saved from the water, Deon wanted to stay by the pool but was dissuaded.

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Many fans were happy everything went well, and while they admitted their joy at the boy's safety, they also acknowledged the attentiveness and presence of the superhero dad. A seemingly excited and proud superhero dad added these words:

"NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES. A parent's worst nightmare…..Feat my son & I. No one was harmed in this video."

A comment on basketball star Andre Drummond's viral post | Photo: Twitter/AndreDrummond

A comment on basketball star Andre Drummond's viral post | Photo: Twitter/AndreDrummond

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LESSONS TO LEARN FROM DROWNING

Drummond's heroism might have saved his son, but his message showed how scared anybody should feel about drowning. Research has shown that drowning is the leading cause of death in toddlers in the US after congenital disabilities.

It is no news that water has a way of attracting kids, owing to its clear, splashy, and sparkly features. However, there are a few guidelines.

A 5-year Massachusetts police veteran named Emmanuel Familia attempted to rescue a 14-year-old in distress.

A comment on basketball star Andre Drummond's viral post | Photo: Twitter/AndreDrummond

A comment on basketball star Andre Drummond's viral post | Photo: Twitter/AndreDrummond

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Many may wonder if it can be prevented, especially in a home with a swimming pool and kids under age 5. The answer is yes!

Once parents can teach kids to swim, fence the pool, block pool access, install alarms, remove pool toys from water, keep emergency equipment around, then they can be assured that their kids are safe.

However, pools are not the only places a child can drown. They can drown in large bodies of water like the beach or smaller contents like a bathtub, toilet, or bucket. So, parents or caretakers must ensure to be alert all the time.

A comment on basketball star Andre Drummond's viral post | Photo: Twitter/AndreDrummond

A comment on basketball star Andre Drummond's viral post | Photo: Twitter/AndreDrummond

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CAN ADULTS DROWN?

It is crucial for adults to take precautions like never getting alcohol close to the water and having a life jacket around when they stay around the pool or swim. Few adults have died following a terrible drowning experience.

In June, one of such was recorded when a 5-year Massachusetts police veteran named Emmanuel Familia attempted to rescue a 14-year-old in distress.

Sadly, the hero and victim lost their lives after the incident. Familia was successfully pulled out alive but gave in to his wounds at the hospital while the teenager died in the water.

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