Human Chain

A family got stuck in a riptide at Panama City Beach in Florida, USA, all of a sudden around 80 strangers made a human chain to save them from drowning!


Two young boys were pulled out to sea by a riptide at Panama City Beach in Florida. Their mother, Ursrey, spotted them and swam out with her nephew, husband and mother to pull them back in. That is when things took a scary turn!

The family were swept into the current and all 6 struggled to get back to shore. There were no lifeguards on duty at the time! Stress from fighting the current caused Ursrey’s mother to suffer a heart attack while in the ocean. Her husband and nephew kept her afloat while they waited for help!

People on shore started to notice something was wrong. Immediately a few people started to form a human chain. Before long around 80 people had made a chain to help save the drowning family.

The mastermind behind the chain, Jessica Mae Simmons, shared the story on Facebook and praised everyone who risked their lives to save the family. In the end they pulled 9 people to safety!

“To see people from different races and genders come into action to help TOTAL strangers is absolutely amazing to see!! People who didn’t even know each other went HAND IN HAND IN A LINE, into the water to try and reach them. Pause and just IMAGINE that.” 

“But what really got me was how a entire BEACH jumped into action to save these people. People who COULDNT even swim was part of that human chain. They wanted to help that bad. I just wish I could share a picture or video of it. Man it was life changing to witness it.”

Sources: Facebook
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