When Jessica Simmons and her family saw nine people struggling off the shore of Panama City Beach, Florida, they didn’t hesitate to help. They started a football field-sized human chain to help bring them back to shore.
Roberta Ursrey and her family were at Panama City Beach when she noticed her sons were too far from shore, The Panama City News Herald reported. The boys were screaming, so Ursrey and her relatives swam to them, but became trapped in a rip current.
According to the City News Herald, nine people were trapped in 15 feet of water.
“I honestly thought I was going to lose my family that day,” Ursrey said. “It was like, ‘Oh God, this is how I’m going.’”
“I am so grateful,” Ursrey told The Panama City News Herald. “These people were God’s angels that were in the right place at the right time. I owe my life and my family’s life to them. Without them, we wouldn’t be here.”
Culled from USAToday.com