A Southeast D.C. boy got to thank the people who saved his life after he almost drowned.
In May, Tyriq Johnson, 7, went for a swim in the pool at the Oxford Manor Apartment complex in Southeast D.C.
According to bystanders, he eventually began to experience some trouble. Two women nearby then noticed his lifeless body, floating in the pool.
Authorities say one woman immediately pulled him out of the water. The other woman then applied CPR; a lifesaving technique she had only learned two weeks prior.
A dozen members of D.C.'s police, fire and EMS departments would soon get to the scene and help revive Tyriq too.
Tyriq and his family got to meet his rescuers Friday evening at the firehouse near the intersection of Martin Luther King and Alabama avenues.
Tyriq's father told the crowd he was grateful his son was alive and did not suffer any brain damage.
DC's Chief of Fire and EMS awarded everyone involved in Tyriq's rescue a commemorative coin. He said the incident was proof that CPR saves lives.