Found in a toy – the chilling let­ter that ex­posed evil

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When Es­ther Thi­ang’s three-year-old son Jasiah leapt into the deep end of the swim­ming pool at an apart­ment com­plex in June this year, he soon found him­self strug­gling.

Es­ther, who was six months preg­nant, jumped in af­ter him but quickly re­alised she couldn’t keep her­self and her son above the wa­ter at the same time.

Des­per­ate, Es­ther sank be­low the sur­face and held Jasiah above her head, hop­ing he’d be seen.

Hold­ing her breath, Es­ther prayed, It’s okay if you don’t save me. Just save my son.

Jen­nifer Pot­ter, 35, as­sis­tant man­ager of the apart­ment com­plex, and a col­league were pass­ing and spot­ted the flail­ing lit­tle boy.

‘I took my shoes off real quick while still run­ning and dived right into the pool,’ Jen­nifer said.

It wasn’t un­til she reached Jasiah she re­alised Es­ther was un­der the wa­ter. Grab­bing them, Jen­nifer tried to drag both mother and son to the edge, but Es­ther had fallen un­con­scious and was a dead weight.

‘I couldn’t lift her head up and keep him above wa­ter as well,’ Jen­nifer re­called.

Pass­ing Jasiah up to her col­league, Jen­nifer went back for Es­ther, who thank­fully started cough­ing up wa­ter as she was pulled from the pool.

Af­ter about a minute, Jasiah was con­scious again too.

Es­ther and Jasiah were rushed to hos­pi­tal where they, and Es­ther’s un­born baby, were given the all clear.

Thank­ing Jen­nifer, Es­ther’s hus­band Luis couldn’t con­tain his emo­tions.

‘It’s thanks to her, I have my fam­ily,’ he said.

‘I couldn’t lift her head up and keep him above the wa­ter as well’

Jen­nifer was given a brav­ery award

Left: Es­ther, Jasiah andJen­nifer Above: the pool

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