Several years ago-I'm 24 now-I was in a hotel pool that was up to 5 ft 6 in deep, not as tall as me. There was a 25-year old (or so) couple with their daughter (about 6) that also got in the pool. The couple started hugging and kissing. In their heated romance, they didn't notice that their daughter had swam off to the deep end. Soon, she stopped floating, and she was completely submerged. I noticed her arms flailing around. I swam to her, and held her up above the water, as a thick stream of water spewed from her mouth. Her parents took her and tended to. Does anyone have a similar story? Firefighters, LEOs, medics, and other life-saving personnel, feel free to add in your stories, and what you did to help.
When I was 15 our church group when to the local lake for an outing. My mom raised me to swim as I was put in the water before I could talk. At the time I had my lifeguard certification and was swimming in the lake's roped of section when I noticed a tired swimmer. He started going down so I swam over and gave him some help. he was near panic, but I was able to keep him from crossing over to that and I brought him to shore.
Later that year that same church group had a Christmas Caroling event. Some teenagers grouped up and went off caroling on their own - I was with them. We had nearly 10 kids my age in the van when the driver lost control and when down an embankment rolling the van at least 10 times we stoped when we hit a tree. I woke up and everyone else was out cold. I walked further down the the house whose back yard we landed in and knocked on the back door. I called for ambulances and help afterwards. I was the only one not hurt. Just lucky.