A 15-year-old schoolboy who almost drowned in Ullswater earlier this summer has urged others to take care around water in a video posted by Cumbria Fire & Rescue.
Speaking to ITV Border, Mahmood said the couple had "saved his life" as well as his uncle and cousin.
Now the teen is fronting a water safety message from Cumbria Fire & Rescue urging others to take care.
In the video - posted on Twitter - Mahmood says "We know that spending time around our rivers and lakes can be done safely, but it is also a dangerous place. Water can - and does - kill."