Kian Shinnawie and his brother Callum, were playing on a field in Halton Village on a Friday evening when they came across a man fighting for his life.
The man was lying on the ground, struggling to breathe with a noose around his neck.
It is believed the 40-year-old had been camping in the woods.
The boys ran round the corner to their home in Lodge Lane to alert their mum, Michelle, 41, and uncle Kevin, 37 who both rushed out to help.
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