Young artist Jack Henderson saves brother in pool

Jack Henderson, left, saved Noah. Picture: Jayne Wright
Jack Henderson, left, saved Noah. Picture: Jayne Wright
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A YOUNG artist who raised thousands of pounds for the hospital that treated his little brother has saved the boy’s life for real after a swimming pool accident.

Jack Henderson, eight, made headlines by raising more than £50,000 for the Sick Kids through his website, Jack Draws Anything.

As a thank you for treating his four-year-old brother, Noah, Jack drew pictures in return for a donation and included Alex Salmond among his satisfied customers.

Now Jack, originally from Cockenzie, has emerged as a different kind of hero after jumping into a swimming pool and literally saving the life of Noah, who was stuck face down.

The drama unfolded in Marin, California, where the Henderson family moved after dad Ed got a job as a senior software engineer in nearby San Francisco.

Although Jack has been hailed as a “hero” by readers of Ed’s blog for his quick-thinking actions, he said: “I didn’t really think. I just knew I had to save Noah.”