A Louisiana man has been credited with rescuing a young boy from alligator-infested waters.

Daniel Duplantier / Westwego Volunteer Fire Company

Daniel Duplantier jumped into action when he heard a young child calling for help.

According to a Facebook post by the Westwego Volunteer Fire Company, the 5-year-old boy fell into the canal near the pumping station.

Duplantier happened to be watching alligators in the canal when the incident occurred.

He acted fast and successfully pulled the 5-year-old from the water. Rescue crews then helped bring the child safely back across the canal.

The post concluded, “Spring is upon us and Summer is near, keep a close eye on children around waterways and swimming pools.”

“Please give him a plaque and possible a reward. Even if he were at the right place at the right time, he acted a hero. God Bless him and the 5 year old,” one user commented.

“Thank you, sir, for your heroism! Blessings to you all. You protected a family from a lifetime of grief,” wrote another.

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