Father hailed after making a ‘Superman jump’ into pool to save his son from drowning


A quick-thinking Florida dad is being praised online after he made a ‘Superman jump’ into a swimming pool to save his son from drowning.

Albert Passavanti and his family were lounging by the pool in Palm Beach County, Florida on Sunday when his one-year-old son Rocco was seen walking along the pool’s edge through an open gate around it to get an inflatable ball when he tumbled into the pool.

Immediately, Passavanti ran and made a ‘Superman jump’ by diving over a 4-foot-fence to save his son from drowning.

The incident was captured in a CCTV footage which was later released online.

“The second you see it; you get Superman strength and just have to go for it, whatever you got to do,” he told CNN affiliate WPTV. “It didn’t even cross my mind to go around. It was point A to point B.”

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