Boy, 7, swims for an hour to get help for father and sister swept away by current

Boy, 7, swims for an hour to get help for father and sister swept away by current


A 7-year-old boy swam for an hour to get help for his father and sister — who were caught in a strong current in a Florida river.

Chase Poust was swimming with his 4-year-old sister Abigail Friday around their father’s fishing boat, which was anchored in the St. Johns River, according to local station, News4Jax.

Abigail, who was wearing a life jacket, got swept into a strong current when she let go of the boat, and Chase, who was not wearing a life preserver, stayed with her, according to the report.

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“I felt really scared,” Chase told the Jacksonville station.

Steven Poust jumped into the water to rescue his children, but all three kept drifting farther from the boat.

“I told them I loved him because I wasn’t sure what’s going to happen,” Steven said. “I tried to stick with both of them. I wore myself out. She drifted away from me.”

That’s when the 7-year-old brother kicked

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