The boat trip of Father Stephen Post and his children Abigail (4) and Chase (7), on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida almost turned into drama last Friday when Abigail, while swimming in the stern of the boat, suddenly had to leave the bowl because the current It was very powerful. The four-year-old was wearing a life jacket, but soon, she began to walk away. Then her brother also jumped into the water to try to stop her. However, he got stuck, after which the father also dived into the water to save his children.
Unchained, he ordered him to swim ashore and get help while trying to get to Abigail himself. “I told him I loved him because I didn’t know what was going to happen,” the man then told local media. At first I tried to reach both children, but that did not work. Soon I got tired and Abigail turned away from me. “
Chase did as his father told him and he swam ashore, taking turns floating around and swimming on his back so he wouldn’t be overly exhausted. An hour later, he finally reached the riverbank, where he ran to the nearest house to ask for help. Meanwhile, his father and sister drifted nearly two miles (over three kilometers, Liber) from their boat site. So says the Jacksonville Fire Department, who have been called in to search for the two. When the firefighters reached the empty boat, they had to call for additional help to continue the search, spokesman Eric Bruswimer told a news conference. We’ve called everyone who can post it. We’re glad we found them all safe and well. We cannot think of a better result. “