Just when you think most humans are lacking compassion lately, we hear feel-good stories like this!
A family at a beach in Panama City, Florida, was recently saved by a human chain of strangers after being swept into deep waters by a riptide. The Washington Post reports that the rescue occured on July 8, when beachgoers noticed 10 swimmers, including six members of the same family – including a 67-year-old woman having a heart attack – 100 yards offshore and calling for help. With no lifeguard on duty and law enforcement opting to wait for a rescue boat, strangers leapt into action by forming a human chain to pull the stranded swimmers to safety. The rescue effort included about 80 people and took nearly an hour.
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