A Selfie Stick Saved This Teen Girl From Drowning In A Riptide

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07.22.15 16 Comments

Earlier this month, father and daughter Derrick, 45, and Erynn, 16, went swimming at Nobadeer Beach in Nantucket, Mass., when they got caught in a riptide. The thing that saved her? A selfie stick. The entire incident was captured on a GoPro Erynn was holding while swimming in the water, which her dad described as, “[She] got pummeled in the tide for some time.”

He was able to use the selfie stick to pull his daughter back toward shore, where she was rescued by a man in an orange swimsuit, who was identified Thursday as Tommy Vach, 55, of Ocean City, Maryland.

“For me it’s a no-brainer,” Vach said in a phone interview. “They were in dire need.” (Via)

In selfie stick we trust. But only this one time.

(Via Boston Globe)

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