With all the bad going on in the world it’s nice to see that good people still exist.
A trip to Panama City Beach, Florida almost ended tragically for Roberta Ursrey and her family. Ursrey’s entire family–including her husband, her mom, nephews and sons were all enjoying themselves in the water, despite the yellow-flag laws. When Ursrey got out the water, she turned around and to her dismay she saw her family screaming and crying. They got caught and swept out due to the strong tides.
Ursrey decided to go out and save her family but ended up being caught in the tide as well, alongside her family. While they were stuck in the tide, Ursrey’s mother suffered a heart attack.
Meanwhile on the beach, Jessica Simmons and her husband noticed everyone on the beach looking and pointing at something, “I automatically thought they had seen a shark,” Simmons said. But when she realized that it looked like multiple people were drowning, she acted quickly.
Simmons, her husband and few other people swam towards the family and started to form a human chain, “I got to the end, and I know I’m a really good swimmer,” Simmons said. “I knew I could get out there and get to them.”
The human chain grew to as many as 80 people, covering a span of more than 100 yards which linked the chain all the way back to the beach. Those who couldn’t swim stayed closer to shore and Simmons and her husband were among those who swam the farthest, “It was the most remarkable thing to see,” Simmons said. “These people who don’t even know each other and they trust each other that much to get them to safety.”
Ursrey doesn’t remember much about her rescue. Her mother almost died in the ambulance but is currently recovering in the hospital. “I am so grateful,” Ursrey said. “These people were God’s angels that were in the right place at the right time. I owe my life and my family’s life to them. Without them, we wouldn’t be here.”
Look at God.