An Open Letter to the Lifeguard Who Saved a Little Boy – By Amy Zellmer

An eye witness report on the heroics of a teenage lifeguard who saved a little boy from drowning. Inspirational.

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An Open Letter to the Lifeguard Who Saved a Little Boy - By Amy Zellmer

Dear Lifeguard,

I don’t know your name, and I’m guessing that you are about high school age. I witnessed you in action yesterday as you saved a little boy from drowning at Lake Elmo beach.

I want you to know how proud I am of you and your efforts.

I know it’s your “job” but it’s also your worse fear. No one can ever have enough training to prepare you for what this moment will actually feel like, but because of you, this little boy is home playing with his family today.

I saw the entire episode play out, in what felt like slow motion. I was sitting on a bench across the water from you with my friends, while their children played in the water. I remember noticing you taking off your shorts and saying to my friends, “Why the heck is she taking off her shorts?” It was…

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