Teen Uses Air Mattress To Save People From Flood
As the hours passed, the floodwaters kept rising, and at around 2 a.m., 13-year-old Virgil Smith got a call from his friends asking for help because they couldn’t swim and were about to drown. “I was like, ‘Man, I gotta go get them right now,’ ” Virgil said. “I gotta go help my friends.”Photo by ABC13
In the middle of the night, Virgil swam back to his apartment and grabbed an air mattress since he wouldn’t be able to save everyone on his own, and guided it over to his friend. “I put him, his two sisters, one baby and his brother, and I had my other friend by the hand right here, and I set his momma and his step-dad on the air mattress,” Virgil said.Photo by ABC13
With help from two neighbors, they pushed the mattress through the dangerous floodwaters to the apartment where his mom was waiting. The brave teen then headed back out to save others he encountered on the way that needed rescuing, including an elderly woman in a wheelchair. “She was like, ‘Help, help!’ and we were like, ‘We got you’.”Photo by ABC13
“All I’m thinking about is I know he’s able to save. He can rescue, he can swim, and I just had faith in the Lord that everything was gonna be alright,” said Virgil’s mom, Lisa Wallace. “I thank God that no snakes or no alligators bit us,” Virgil added.
Watch the entire video below to see what this boy did to save his neighbors from drowning.
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