LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. -- A 10-year-old South Carolina girl is being called a hero after pulling her grandfather from a pond and driving him to safety after he had a stroke.
Cara Jumper leaped into a pond after her grandfather suffered a stroke and fell in the water.
She then helped him walk one-fourth of a mile to reach his car and drove him three miles to their home.
Cara drove on back roads to bring her grandfather to safety. Since his cell phone was at the bottom of the pond, she said she couldn’t call anyone.
“He’s leaning on me, and I’m basically carrying him. I think it was the hardest thing that I’ve ever done,” she said.
The grandfather spent six days in the hospital and doctors said they found a small aneurysm.
He said he would have died without Cara’s help, as he was “too fat” to have gotten out by himself.