5-Year-Old Girl Saves Mother from Drowning: 'She's My Little Hero,' Mom Says

03/24/2016 AT 12:15 PM EDT

Tracy Anderwald has a new, unlikely hero in her life.

It's her 5-year-old daughter Allison. The pint-size savior from Texas came to her mom's rescue after she had a seizure in a relative's pool.

The entire incident was captured on a surveillance camera: Tracy is seen floating facedown in the pool, where she'd apparently been for five minutes before Allison found her. The elementary schooler turns her mom over, holds her head above water and drags her to the shallow end of the pool before summoning her aunt for help.

"Hands down she saved my life. It could have turned out a lot worse that what it was," Tracy told ABC News.



"She was really heavy, and I could only get the top part of her out, and then her other daughters ran over and helped me get her out, and so, Allison was able to do that on her own," aunt Tedra Hunt told KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas.

"It's a miracle," she told the TV station.

Tracy's doing fine now, but she's still unsure what caused the seizure, and doctors say that, had she been underwater for even a minute longer, she would have been a goner.

The Texas mom says she taught Allison to swim at the age of two and a half, a move she credits with saving her life three years later.

"She's our little mermaid and my little hero," she says.
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