Unbelievable how a Selfie stick saved a girl’s life
Selfie sticks are instruments by which one can take their own photo using a Bluetooth enabled image capturing device. The device can be anything from an iPhone, to a digital camera.
It is generally used by tourists who visit places of interests and teenagers who love documenting every moment of their daily life in images. The ease of use of this device has made it extremely popular not only in the western world, but also in places like Asia, Australia and Africa.
One can view people using a 3 foot stick with a camera at the end, standing in a huddle and merrily clicking pictures of themselves. It is also considered to be a nuisance nowadays with many places like the Vatican, The Wimbledon and other important places have banned them.
But for once a Selfie stick saved the life of a teenage girl, who was caught in the riptide and was pulled into the water. Read the whole incident.
1 Fun Frolic and Vacation
Derrick Jones had gone out to the beach in Nantucket with his wife and daughter for a fun filled day. The 3 of them were having fun in the ocean. Erynn, his daughter had carried her camera in order to take the pictures and film the ocean. One can see Erynn having fun and waving at her father.
2 Fun turns to panic and despair
Suddenly while playing in the water, Erynn gets caught in a riptide in the waves and starts to get pulled in the water. A riptide is a strong tidal flow of water within a partly closed body of water and other enclosed tidal areas.
3 Dad and mom try to help
Derrick saw her daughter struggling and asked her to come back to the shore. But being stuck in the riptide, she was unable to do much and was struggling to keep herself above the water to breathe properly. Her mom Jennifer went close to her in order to try and help her move away from the water current, but herself got caught in the same riptide as her daughter.
4 Selfie stick to the rescue
Erynn later said that she had held on to her Selfie stick all the way, while her dad Derrick tried to drag her back to the coast and also keep her head above water.
5 Rescue work completed at last
Erynn was ultimately saved by another person, who had happened to jump in the water after witnessing the family struggling to get to the shore and pulled Erynn to the safety of the shore. The life guards and other people of the beach rescued Erynn’s mother Jennifer and father Derrick and brought them to the shore.
6 No injuries and the family is thankful and doing well
The family suffered no major problems or injuries. Only Derrick was partly unconscious and medics helped him right away. Derrick who is a former marine, termed the whole experience as one of the most scariest of his life because it was the lives of his daughter and wife on the line, along with his.