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Autistic boy saves friend from drowning

August 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 7-year-old boy with a form of autism is being called a hero after saving his friend from drowning.

Last month, Connor Musk, who has Asperger's syndrome, was at a swimming pool when a 4-year-old boy jumped in and went straight to the bottom. Connor jumped in after him, grabbed the boy by the arm, brought him to the surface and called for help. He said he wasn't scared.

"Usually with Asperger's, children like to freeze when they come into mass situations like that, they don't know what to do. And he actually didn't freeze, which we're lucky for that case," said Connor's father, Michael Musk.

Connor's dad recently became a certified public safety diver. He said Connor came and watched some of the classes, which is how he knew exactly what to do.