Cable guy's high-speed reaction saves 7-year-old from drowning

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by KENS 5 staff

kens5.com

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 27 at 9:09 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A cable repairman sprung into action Tuesday evening at a north side apartment complex, saving the life of a 7-year-old boy who nearly drowned.

Augustin Arreguin had just finished installing service for a customer at the Winding Creek Apartments on Northwest Military Drive when he heard people screaming. He jumped over a fence and saw what the commotion was about: a 7-year-old boy had just been discovered floating in the pool.

Arreguin, who has a son of his own, immediately began CPR.

"That's really what got me - he's 7, my son's 6," he said. "They're almost the same size. That's all I could picture when I looked at him."

Thanks to Arreguin, the boy was breathing on his own by the time first responders arrived. He is expected to make a full recovery.

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