- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area man is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a boy from the waters of a marina.

Forty-four-year-old Jose Tamayo tells KTVU-TV (https://bit.ly/1r89aHh) he was walking along the San Leandro waterfront on Sunday afternoon when he heard cries for help. He rescued a girl before going back to help a boy he saw flailing in the water.

The Oakland resident says the boy was limp and turning blue, so he began CPR. Within minutes, the boy was breathing.

The 7-year-old boy was listed in fair condition on Monday at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Hospital officials said the boy was conscious and talking.

San Leandro Police Sgt. Mark Clifford said without Tamayo’s help, he would not have survived.


Information from: KTVU-TV.

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