These Heroes Didn’t Want Credit Because They Were Just Doing What’s Right

A Parolee Who Couldn’t Swim Rescued A Drowning Child


A Michigan man on parole from prison was hailed a hero after he jumped into a river to rescue a three-year-old boy who was drowning. The brave man noticed that other witnesses stood by and recorded the incident on their mobile devices, rather than jumping into the water to rescue the child. Ron Elko, who doesn’t know how to swim, put his own life in danger when he jumped into the water. The man started kicking his feet in the hopes he could stay afloat and he managed to save the child. During a ceremony honoring the parolee, more than two dozen corrections and law enforcement officials were present. When asked about his actions he responded, “I don’t consider myself a hero. Something needed to be done and I did it.”