Probably the Understatement of the Year

People always talk about the British being understated. Well, the comment by a 9-year old Australian girl (okay, Australia got its start as a British penal colony) which originally appeared here, from pretty much rivals anything from Winston Churchill.

9-year-old Australian girl saves father from drowning
Melbourne, Feb 25 : A nine-year-old Australian girl has saved her father from dying in the pool.

Cary Peak and his daughter Maddison, who were at a resort in Cairns, were playing in a pool and doing somersaults when Peak hit his head and was knocked out, the Cairns Post reports.

Maddison saw her father floating face down and said she initially thought he was playing games, but then suddenly realised it was real and swam to his rescue, rolling him over.

“I just lifted him up and swam to the step. I dragged him by his shoulders, he was heavy,” News.com.au quoted Maddison as saying of helping her father, who weighs nearly 100kg.

“He just went white.”

Her father came to on the step and Maddison held his hand and led him out of the pool where he began vomiting water.

“I”m very proud, 10 more seconds and I reckon I would’ve been dead,” Peak said.

“That would’ve sucked,” Maddison replied.