WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) — A quick-thinking 10-year-old boy is being credited with saving another boy’s life after pulling him from the bottom of a Winter Haven swimming pool.

Winter Haven police responded to a call about a near-drowning at 8 p.m on Friday at the Winter Haven Inn and Suites, 1150 3rd St SW, Winter Haven.

Investigators say Thomas Ingram, Jr., 9, was with Larry Wagner, 10, in the pool. Wagner was swimming laps while Ingram stayed in the shallow area. After swimming a few laps around the pool, Wagner was playing at the ladder in the deep area when he saw Ingram at the bottom of the pool not moving.

Wagner, knowing Ingram could not swim, dove to the bottom of the pool and scooped Ingram up from the deep end. As he pulled Ingram to the side of the pool, he made sure Ingram’s head was out of the water.

At the same time, Wagner was screaming out, “drowner, drowner” which got the attention of a family friend who was also at the pool.

Charlie Camiel Jr., a friend of the Ingram family, and another man at the pool jumped in and helped get Ingram out of the pool. Property security member Jose Velez rushed over and started CPR on Ingram.

During CPR, a call was made to 911. Emergency personnel arrived a short time later and took over administering CPR. A pulse was finally obtained and Ingram was flown by helicopter to St Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

On Saturday morning, Ingram was in stable condition at the hospital.

Winter Haven police praised Wagner’s quick reaction. “I am certain that the quick thinking of Wagner saved this boy’s life,” said Chief Charlie Bird. “Without his fast response and perseverance in the time of emergency, this could have certainly had a different outcome.”