(CNN) – A 7-year-old boy from Florida became a hero after he swam ashore for help when his sister and father were beaten.Said Steven Bowst Affiliate with WKXT, CNN, Who arrived in his boat on the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday to swim with his two children, Chase, 7, and Abigail, 4.
Suddenly, Abigail, who usually stays in the back of the boat, had to be relaxed because the current was so strong, Chase said.
The 7-year-old boy decided to relax for trying to stop him, but then he got caught.
Paust jumped in to try to help them and told Chase to swim ashore as he tried to catch his daughter wearing a life jacket.
“I said I loved him because I had no idea what was going to happen,” Bowst said. I tried to keep them both. I was exhausted. She walked away from me.
It took an hour for the chassis to reach shore. He said he floated to WKXT on his back and splashed to keep from getting lost. When he reached the ground, he ran to a nearby house to ask for help.
Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD, for short) said his father and sister went 2 to 3 kilometers from where the boat was parked.
JFRT reached the ship but had to call other companies to expand the search, spokesman Eric Proswimmer said. At a press conference.
If it had not been for the help of his colleagues, the outcome would have been different, Proswimmer said.
“We had all the resources to come quickly and we are glad all three of these have been recovered, and all three are performing better,” he said. “We could not ask for a better result.”