Vacationing teen lifeguards save father and son from drowning
Phaedra Laird, WMGM-TV
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (WMGM) - Two brothers are being credited with saving a father and son from possibly drowning in Atlantic City. The teens, who are lifeguards in Pennsylvania, say their instincts took over and the victims say they're beyond grateful.
"I'm very grateful to be alive today, my son and I," says Henry Yee.
It's the scary reality that Henry Yee has come to realize - just how close he and his 10-year-old son, Enrique, were to drowning.
"A bunch of waves just came consecutively and just knocked us off our feet," said the 36-year-old from Boston, "and then, by the time we knew it, we were pretty much deep in the ocean."
Clinging to pilings just off the beach near North Carolina Avenue around 7:00 Thursday night, teen brothers who were surfing nearby spotted them and realized they were in danger.
"It was really rough, there was a strong current pulling you out and away from the poles," said 17 year-old Nick Smart, "so that's probably why they got trapped in the first place."
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