There isn’t much that can get a person’s adrenaline pumping more than being a witness to an accident or seeing another living being in immediate danger.
It’s this kind of energy rush that can take a normal person or animal and turn them into a hero, just for being in the right place at the time and doing what their heart tells them to. That’s exactly what one brave hero did in Connecticut when he saw a child in a terrifying situation.
Milford man John O’Rourke doesn’t think he deserves the title of hero but after a recent trip to his nearby Mondo Pond while walking his dog, many people would beg to differ. The 62-year-old worried when he saw a group of kids playing on dangerously thin ice and was there just in time when one 10-year-old boy ventured even further and fell in.
O’Rourke told Patch.com her saw the boy’s face in the water and heard him shout out that he was going to die. “When you see this little round face screaming, that’s something you just can’t leave,” said O’Rourke.”I don’t think there’s a human in the world that would not jump out and grab him.”
Police Officers and a concerned citizen rescued a 10 year old Milford resident who fell through the ice @ Mondo’s Pond. Boy taken to ER.
— Milford CT PD (@MilfordCT_PD) February 5, 2017
That’s when O’Rourke knew he had to help, but needed to be careful not to fall in himself. He then grabbed a stick and began to wiggle his way about 25 yards off the shore. Unfortunately, it was too risky and when O’Rourke grabbed the boy, he fell in the icy water as well.
The police soon arrived and were able to catch what happened next on a body camera. “This citizen just went out there with nothing, so he’s the one who really risked his life,” Milford Police Department Public Information Officer Michael DeVito said. “We feel that the citizen who is not trained in this didn’t have the equipment, he’s really the hero in this case.”
“This citizen just went out there with nothing, so he’s the one who really risked his life,” Milford Police Department Public Information Officer Michael DeVito said. “We feel that the citizen who is not trained in this didn’t have the equipment, he’s really the hero in this case.”
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