Marcellus, MI (WOOD) - A mother in Michigan says her dog did something amazing: saved her toddler from drowning.
Patricia Drauch says her 14-month-old son, Stanley, was walking with her in the yard on Sunday and then disappeared.
She searched everywhere and says she saw him in the pool. At first, the mom thought her son was floating then noticed he was on Bear's back.
Drauch and her seven-year-old son say the dog was keeping very still to make sure Stanley didn't go under.
"He didn't bark. He didn't move. It was like he was afraid to move at all until I got Stanley up out of the pool and that's when he came up out of the pool with me," said Patricia Drauch.
Drauch says Stanley's lips were blue when she got him out of the water and rushed with him to the nearby fire station.
"Bear was trying to keep Stanley up so he wouldn't die," said Kyle Drauch, Stanley's older brother.
The county undersheriff says based on the toddler's vomit in the car, which happens when water is ingested then expelled, it appears Bear really was a lifesaver.