7-year-old hero swam an hour to save his dad and sister from drowning

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His father and little sister were swept away by a strong current in a river in Florida of the USA and the brave 7-year-old swam for an hour in order to call for help.

Little Chase Poust was swimming with his 4-year-old sister Abigail last Friday around his father’s boat, which he had anchored in the St. John’s River.

Abigail, who wore life jacket, was swept away by the strong current and Chase stayed with her, according to the information of the American media.

“I was very scared”said little Chase. Steven Poust dived into the dead to save his children, but all three began to get away from the boat.

“I told them I loved them because I was not sure what would happen. I tried to stay with both children. I was exhausted. She walked away from me “said the father.

Then the 7-year-old brother decided to take action and started swimming to the shore to get help. “The current was going in the opposite direction and so it was difficult to swim,” said the boy.

About an hour later, the child managed to reach the shore and ran to the nearest house to call for help, according to the information.

Jacksonville Fire Department located the father and his little daughter about a mile from the anchored boat of.

“I screamed for help with all my might and shook my hand and someone heard us,” according to Steven. “The little man had also managed to reach the shore and called for help and that was what saved our lives,” he added.

The Poust family kept all safety precautions on their boat: Only children under the age of 6 are required to wear life jackets in small boats, according to the NY Post.

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