angerson88 t1_jdg1g5n wrote

Spent my high school summers as a lifeguard. I was at a local reservoir at the end of my senior year and swam out to the bouy with some friends. We passed by some acquaintances on the way back to shore attempting the same thing. I watched them from shore and could tell they were struggling so I swam back out to help. By the time I got out there, one of the guys had ditched his friend to drown. I swam over to him and grabbed him from behind and dragged him back to shore. Apparently he was chewing tobacco because his mouth and teeth were plastered with it. This was 16 years ago.. I ran into him and his daughter a few years ago and he told her that I was the guy that saved his life. I’m glad he still remembers and acknowledges it.