BOWLING GREEN, OH (CBSLocal) – A pair of Ohio six-year-olds are being praised as twin heroes after saving a toddler from drowning in a swimming pool.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
Peyton and Bryant Switzer are twins from Bowling Green who were on a family vacation in Florida when the boys noticed a young girl struggling to stay afloat in the water.
“Peyton jumped in and put her arm around her and then he brought her to the ladder and I helped her out,” six-year-old Bryant told WTOL.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
The twins, who have already been taught how to swim, added that they could tell the three-year-old was in trouble because she could not keep her head above water.
“You know it’s very rewarding to know that some of the things they are involved with just became an instinct to them. So being in the swimming lessons and ‘safety town’ they recognized that the little girl was in trouble right away,” the pair’s father, Ryan Switzer said.
When they’re not saving lives, Peyton and Bryant told reporters they like to dive off the diving board when they visit a pool.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
The boys were recognized as local heroes by Ohio state representatives after the Switzers returned from vacation.