By: Ann Solomon Investigative Reporter for Montana News
Syndicated by Montana News
PANAMA CITY, Florida- An 80-person human chain was formed to rescue a family who veered too far in the ocean and almost drowned.
Saturday, Roberta Ursey reported to the media that her sons drifted off too far from the shore and began screaming for assistance.
Other family members swam out to retrieve the boys, but discovered that the currant was just to strong, leaving 9 people stranded in roughly 15 ft of water.
It was reported that the beach goers began to form a human chain, which reached roughly 100 yrds into the ocean.
No fatalities were reported and the Ursrey family was rescued..
One woman was reported to have suffered a heart attack requiring hospitalization.
The beach goers wanted to lend a helping hand. Statistics show that when a person chooses to get involved to save a life (s), there is a risk that the Good Samaritan(s) can become a casualty, due to their benevolence.
No doubt about it, it is refreshing to hear stories that have a good outcome, like the one above, in which both the victim and Good Samaritan(s) come out of the crisis unscathed.