Cameron Martin, 13, has indeed been praised as a hero for saving a horse from drowning in freezing water. For nearly an hour, the courageous little boy stepped into the canal in an attempt to keep the horse’s head up until help arrived. The horse was finally saved thanks to this “little hero.”
Cameron, from Lowestoft, North Yorkshire, was on his way to the Midspirit Equestrian farm in Burgh Castle where he observed Domino, a horse attempting to escape the canal.
“I was walking up towards my field to look at my pony when I saw one of the owner’s ponies wasn’t where it should have been,” the child recounted. “I was approaching my field to meet my pony when I saw one of the owner’s horses wasn’t in the normal position.” I panicked, and the first thing that sprang to mind was only to check the canal. I observed it as it attempted to submerge itself in the water. “I simply did what had to be done.”
Tanya Docwra-Smith, the farm’s owner and the woman who was minding the 13-year-old at the time, says she grew worried when she realized Cameron had been missing for more then one hour, and they began searching for him.
“We’re used to him walking off on his own for a half-hour or so,” the mum told Eastern Daily Press. “However, he was out for far over an hour on this particular day, and we became concerned.” “He hopped in and out of the water again and again.” “It was all quite frightening.” To prevent Domino from drowning, he kept his head above the water.”
When Tanya discovered what was going on, she called for help, and Domino was ultimately rescued from the frigid canal and placed in a warm bath. Cameron, but at the other hand, was powerless to help the horse. With every ounce of effort, this brave boy kept Domino’s head up.
“Cameron knows how to handle horses so well,” Tanya added, “that he hopped on the edge of the dyke every now and again to bounce around and wave his palms in an attempt to call our attention.” “He was well aware that even a fraction of a second away from the horse would’ve have resulted including its death.”
Even though he was shaking like a leaf, Cameron was happy that he had been fortunate to save it’s poor horse’s life. Even though he admits that his efforts were tiring. “I was so sleepy afterwards,” he stated, “that I slept for 24 hours, woke up for five, and then slept for just another 22.”
The horse’s owner, the community, and the media, on the other hand, applauded him for his bravery. “Not even an adult would have had the guts to do what he did,” Tanya remarked. “Since then, he and also the horse have become friends.”