11-year-old Connor Fitz-Gerald was outside playing with friends one day on the Marina Dunes beach in California, USA.
The boy was going what most boys his age do: Digging in the sand and seeing how deep he could get his hole. That’s when he suddenly made a terrible discovery, however: a young girl was buried alive under the sand.
With no time to spare, Connor acted with lightning speed. It was a race against the clock, but thankfully Connor had no intention of losing.
The 11-year-old started digging feverishly to uncover the 5-year-old girl, who was lying limp and lifeless. He first started to dig out her head, before clearing enough sand off of her body to drag her out.