Schoolboy hero saves life of woman 30 minutes away from death

Maksymilian (Maks) Szoblik from the village of Jaworze in southern Poland was returning from football practice when he noticed the woman with soaking wet shoes huddled up on a bench at a bus stop close to his school. Family archive

A schoolboy has been hailed a hero after saving the life of an unconscious woman 30 minutes away from death while on his way home from football.

Maksymilian (Maks) Szoblik from the village of Jaworze in southern Poland was returning from football practice when he noticed the woman with soaking wet shoes huddled up on a bench at a bus stop close to his school.

Approaching the women and finding her unconscious from severe hypothermia, Maks, who had been taught first aid, began to shake her and speak loudly in an attempt to revive her.Gmina Jaworze/Facebook

Approaching the women and finding her unconscious from severe hypothermia, Maks who had been taught first aid began to shake her and speak loudly in an attempt to revive her.

The parents of one of his schoolmates driving by saw what was happening and went over to help, taking a thermal blanket with them which Maks then wrapped around the woman’s shoulders.

He then sat and waited with her until an ambulance arrived.

Maks' father Łukasz Szoblik later said: “The paramedics from the ambulance told him that if that lady had sat there for half an hour longer, she would have died”.Łukasz Szoblik

Maks' father Łukasz Szoblik later said: “That day Maks returned home glad that he saved someone's life.

“The paramedics from the ambulance told him that if that lady had sat there for half an hour longer, she would have died”.

Hearing about Maks' actions, local mayor Radosław Ostałkiewicz visited the school and presented him with an award, later posting on social media: “Maksymilian Szoblik has proved that you can become a superhero while coming back from football practice…

Hearing about Maks' actions, local mayor Radosław Ostałkiewicz visited the school and presented him with an award, later posting on social media: “Maksymilian Szoblik has proved that you can become a superhero while coming back from football practice.”Gmina Jaworze/Facebook

“We are proud that a young resident of Jaworze, who, seeing an unconscious woman at a bus stop, did not remain indifferent and reacted in the right way, saving her life!

“We congratulate your courage! Maks you are our hero!”

Locals have now flooded the mayor’s office with messages of praise for young Maks.

Locals have now flooded the mayor’s office with messages of praise for young Maks.Gmina Jaworze/Facebook

One woman posted: “Bravo for the little hero. We should also mention the school and the teaching staff, wonderful warm people who also influence and shape the attitudes of our children.”

Another wrote: “I just had the opportunity to meet this young man. Congratulations on your courage and applause for you!”

While yet another commented simply: Praise for that young boy. Brawo!”