RHINELANDER(WAOW)--The Oneida County Sheriff's department honored a 6 year old boy who saved his sister's life.
On November 15th Sarah Warchol noticed her two year old daughter Bryn didn't feel well. Mrs. Warchol says Bryn had been fighting the flu. Warchol thought an after dinner bath would help Bryn feel better.
Six year old Braydon Warchol and Bryn played in the tub while their parents tried to multi-task. Mrs. Warchol says like many parents they were taking turns watching the kids and doing laundry. She says she stepped out for just a moment when suddenly Braydon started to scream for her. Bryn was having a seizure but thanks to Braydon's quick thinking he yelled for his parents and kept his sister's head from dipping below the water or hitting the tub.
The Warchol family raced Bryn to the hospital and discovered Bryn had a fever that sky-rocketed so fast that her brain shut down the body to protect itself.
Tuesday January 18th, the Oneida County Sheriff's department presented Braydon with a Commendation for Heroism.
Jeff Hoffman, Oneida County Sheriff says, "When a good story comes along like this one, the department can't help but share it."
Hoffman says he wanted to show other children that Braydon did the right thing by calling for his parents when he knew something wasn't right with his sister. Mr. and Mrs. Warchol both say they are very proud of their son.