Jayla Dallis is a hero.
The 10-year-old jumped into an apartment complex pool to save her three-year-old sister from drowning.
Dramatic CCTV footage shows the heart stopping moment Jayla jumps into the pool to rescue her little sister Kali.
On May 15, Jayla Dallis and her sister Kali were enjoying some time with their aunt, at a community pool in Savoy Apartment Complex in Chambliss.
Older sister Jayla was at the opposite end of the pool facing away when her younger sibling leapt into the water.
Three-year-old Kali, who wore an inner tube, landed awkwardly with her torso and head submerged under water. Surveillance footage showed Kali’s feet in the air, unable to free herself from the inflatable toy.
As soon as Jayla saw her sister floating motionless underwater, she jumped back into the pool to save her.
Jayla managed to lift Kali out the pool as the girls’ aunt and the apartment complex’s manager, Anthony Swift, rushed to help.
“She was, like, heavy, so I had to pull her by hair and then I lifted her by her waist and pull her up,” Jayla told WSB-TV.
A witness called 911 while the complex manager performed CPR on the lifeless infant.
Minutes later, an EMT crew arrived and rushed Kali to the hospital.
She was still unconscious and in critical condition when her inconsolable mother, Danishia Dallis, arrived later the same day, according to WSB-TV.
Things did not look good at all. Doctors told Danishia they were unsure if Kali would ever wake up, after losing consciousness for 10 minutes.
But on Friday, Kali was released from a Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta after spending more than two weeks there in intensive care, according to WSB-TV.
Danishia Dallis said her daughter’s recovery was ‘a miracle.’
She also had a strong message for parents and relatives supervising children around pools this summer.
“Don’t take your eyes off of them. Don’t take your eyes off of them. All the floats are not safe. Be careful. Watch your kids,” she said.