Teen Rescues Five-Year-Old From Drowning
A fearless 14-year-old boy saved five-year-old Mason Varner from drowning. Riley John and three of his friends were walking through a park when hey witnessed a little boy lose his footing and fall into a large creek bed. “The little kid was getting up and he slid straight down a little slide of ice, off a little cliff onto a rock and into the water,” John said. Varner didn’t think about his own safety when he jumped into the freezing water, scooped up the child, and quickly delivered him to rescue workers who arrived a short time later. When reporters called him a hero, John said he “didn’t think about it that much” and simply followed his instincts.