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Peyton and Bryant Switzer, 6-Year-Old Twins, Are Life-Saving Heroes

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:57 AM

Peyton and Bryant Switzer, two 6-year-old twins from Ohio, are being hailed as life-saving heroes after they jumped into action to save a young girl from drowning recently.

The two boys were visiting Orlando, Florida, with their mother Amy Walters, and her fiance, DJ Deiter, and were swimming in a hotel pool when the incident occurred, CBS News reported.

The twins were splashing about near the deep end of the pool and did not notice that a girl just old enough to walk away from her mother, had wandered toward them.

But Dieter said that, when she fell into the pool and "sank to the bottom like a stone," the boys immediately sprang into action, The Sentinel-Tribune reported.

Peyton Switzer swam over to the girl, wrapped his arms around her and guided her to the ladder, where his brother Bryant Switzer helped her out of the pool and to her mother, Walters said, according to CBS News.

The family were not able to get the full names of the mother and daughter, but Dieter told The Sentinel-Tribune that "the mom was ecstatic, so happy and scared to death, just a mix of emotions."

It was not long before news of the twins' courageous efforts swept across the state.

Impressed by their actions, Ohio state representative Theresa Gavarone, awarded them with letters from the state house.

"You are certainly to be commended for your courage," the letters read, according to The Miami Herald. "At a time when many people are content to take a passive role in life, you took an active role in helping a fellow citizen, and you have earned the gratitude of a young girl and her family."

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