He Tried To Help A 9 Yr. Old Boy Caught In A Riptide. But Then This Happened.
It is a thing, but there is a technique that can be used when approaching distressed swimmers. Even if you manage to calm them down, as soon as you get close they could lunge forward onto you, this rescue technique allows you to push them away with your foot and back to a safe distance to try to talk and calm them down again. (Thanks Tim for sharing your story with us through our page)