Two brothers who an adult family friend from drowning in a pool Sunday in Southampton Village will receive a proclamation from the mayor Thursday night recognizing them for their heroic efforts.
When the woman, Marzena Lizures, became unconscious while swimming in a pool, the boys jumped into action. Jonathan Otto-Bernstein, 11, kept Lizures afloat and Nicholas Otto-Bernstein, 13, called 911 and unlocked and opened the front gate for emergency responders.
"Because of the quick actions of Nicholas and Jonathan Otto-Bernstein, Ms. Lizures is alive today," Assistant Chief Mark Klinger said.
The events transpired shortly after noon on Sunday at a Halsey Neck Lane home.
Lizures, who had been supervising the boys at the time of the incident, was pulled out of the pool by EMTs and members of the and the , and transported to .