Rescuer Gets Rescued

A 17-year old boy who had recently beeen trained as a swimming pool lifeguard risked his own life to save a 12-year old boy from drowning in the ocean. He ended up getting a nearly $2600 bill from the hospital and ambulance service for his trouble.

But the resucuer was himself rescued by a couple of anonymous donors. I love a happy ending!


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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14 Responses to Rescuer Gets Rescued

    • russtowne says:

      I think your reaction is the right one, Diana! It is good that many people tried to donate momey toward the bill. I think most people understand how unfair the bill wsa in the first place. If I recall correctly, something like $1,900 of the bill was for a 15 mile ambulance ride.


  1. What a bloody bill talk about high………..thank goodness for some kind hearted people helping him out………..

  2. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    What a wonderful story! I too love a happy ending. While researching a few posts I am doing about acts of kindness, I saw a news story with footage filmed of a very kind deed done by a 12yr old boy who caught a fly-ball at a major league baseball game, but he decided to hand it over to a younger boy a couple of seats down who was crying over having just missed the ball. The camera helped the officials to find the good lad and they presented him with an autographed baseball bat, plus he ended up on the evening news. He plainly said that he knew it was just the right thing to do. I knew you’d like that story. Thank you Russ for sharing so many ‘good news’ stories!!
    Warm hugs, your friend, Gina

    • russtowne says:

      You’re right; I love that story! Thank you for sharing it! I look forward to reading the posts you are researching, and love your blogs. How could I not? They reflect your heart and spirit!


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