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8 Drowning Kids Saved by Heroic Strangers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some heroes wear tights and capes, some heroes wear camouflage and artillery belts, and some, as it turns out, wear jeans and t-shirts. A family in Oregon is being praised for their incredible heroism after they plucked eight children from drowning in a lake Saturday. The Gibson family had gathered at for a little reunion at Henry Hagg Lake when Evan Gibson saw a little boy flailing about in the water. He recognized the child needed immediate help and rushed to the shore. His three sisters and a nephew followed him and when they got in the water, they realized that two of the children, who range in age from 6 to 13, had already sunk to the bottom.

The family then formed an assembly line and started passing the drowning kids one by one, hand by hand, to safety. They say they didn't realize how many kids there were, but just knew they had to do something.

The first person the heroic family pulled from the water was the mother of two of the children, who had gone in after the drowning kids, but she didn't know how to swim, either.

Actually, none of the drowning victims knew how to swim, which begs the question, what were they doing then, swimming in a lake?

Apparently, the lake has a sudden and deep drop off. One minute you're wading knee deep, the next your struggling to stay alive.

Thankfully, the Gibson family knew about the drop off and were able to realize that those kids were in real danger. The fire chief said that professional rescuers couldn't have done a better job -- the Gibsons were just that good.

I can't imagine the fear in the parents eyes as they watched their kids go under, knowing the children didn't know how to swim, and knowing that they couldn't help because they, themselves, don't know how to swim, as well.

I also can't imagine their relief when everyone was rescued. It's been reported that everyone's doing amazingly well.

Thank God for the Gibsons, huh? This story could have had a disastrous and tragic ending had it not been for them. Also, life-vests or even noodles obviously aren't a bad idea if you're taking eight kids to a lake and not one of them knows how to swim.

I just love heart touching stories like this! God uses people in all kinds of situations!

Have a blessed day!

Pamela,

WDNG.net



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