It was very cold when Cameron Martin, 13, jumped into the water to save a horse from drowning. He is now being called a hero. The brave little boy jumped into the canal for more than an hour to try to keep the horse’s head up until help came. A “little hero” helped save the horse.
At the Midspirit equestrian farm in Burgh Castle, Cameron from Lowestoft in the north of England saw a horse named Domino struggling to get out of the canal. Cameron was at the farm.
One of the owners’ horses was not where it usually was as the boy walked up to his field to see his pony. A horse owned by the person who owns the field wasn’t where it usually was when I was walking up to see my pony. panicked My first thought was to look at the dyke. When I looked at it in the water, it was trying to get itself under the surface. I did what I had to do.
Tanya Docwra-Smith, the owner of the farm and the woman who was looking after the 13-year-old boy at the time, says she started to panic when she found out that Cameron had been gone for more than an hour. So they started looking for him.
One of the women told the Eastern Daily Press that her son often leaves for half an hour or so on his own. On this day, he was gone for more than an hour, and we started to worry. “He kept jumping back in and out of the water over and over again,” says the teacher. It was very scary. It turned out that he was trying to keep Domino’s head out of the water so that he wouldn’t drown in it.
It took Tanya some time to figure out what was really going on. She called for help, and Domino was eventually pulled out of the canal and taken to a hot bath. If Cameron wasn’t there, the horse wouldn’t have lived. With the last of his strength, the brave boy kept Domino’s head above water so that he didn’t drown.
To get our attention, Tanya said, “Cameron knows how to handle horses so well that he would get on the side of the dyke from time to time to jump around and wave his hands.” Leaving the horse for a second would have killed it.
Even though he was shaking like a leaf, Cameron was so happy that he was able to save the poor horse. Even so, he says he was tired after all the work. “I was so tired that I slept for 24 hours, woke up for five minutes, and then went back to sleep for 22 more,” he said.
But his bravery earned him a lot of praise from the horse’s owner, the people in the area, and the media. Tanya said that not even an adult would do what he did. They became friends after this.
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