Seven-year-old Chase Poust was greeted by both rescue crews and others after he swam over an hour to get help for his father and sister.
The family was on a boat trip on the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, when the accident occurred. Children swim in the river while their father, Stephen Post, hunts for the TV channel WKXT.
Young Sister Abigail was wearing a life jacket and clinging to the stabbing while showering, when the current suddenly got strong and slid on the roof. The hunt swam to get Abigail, but failed. Father Stephen also jumped into the water to catch the children who were drifting in the river.
The father tells the channel that he was not able to hold on to the two children and so Chase went swimming towards the beach because he is the only one who can swim.
– I was so scared, Chase himself tells the channel.
– I love them
He was the father, too.
I told them I loved them, because I didn’t know what was going to happen. I tried to hold the ceiling in both, but it got too heavy. Her dad says she’s starting to drift away.
The current went in the opposite direction toward the boat and the shore, so it was very difficult to swim that way, says the seven-year-old, who said he arrived at the beach using a mixture of dogs swimming and sitting on his back to save energy.
After driving a kilometer and a half in the river, another boat heard his father screaming and he and his daughter came to their rescue.
– Lillemann also came ashore and helped and that’s what saved our lives, says Daddy.
– All resources
At a press conference, said Eric Broswemer of the Fire Department CBS 47 They found the boat lying on an anchor in the middle of the river without anyone on board, so they started looking for the family
– We had all the resources we could have had on the way to the place quickly, and we’re glad the three were rescued, go because all three are okay
We couldn’t ask for a better result, he says.