Michigan Woman Saves Three Kids from Drowning
A very scary situation could've turned deadly if it weren't for the heroic acts of one Michigan woman.
UpNorthLive says the incident occurred Tuesday evening just before 6 p.m. when Alyssa Dewitt, of Manistee, was on the beach near First Street Beach Pier when she heard kids screaming and arms waving in Lake Michigan. She ran to the beach where she noticed three kids were being pulled by the currents. She said she immediately called 911 and then got down on her side to try and pull them out of the water.
Every time I would get them part way up, a wave would smash them back down.
Alyssa says made her fight harder was when the girl in the water believed she was about to die.
I said ‘I promise you. I am not going to let you die out here. I will get you out of this water.'
And that's exactly what she did. She pulled all three children out of the water and onto the pier. A few minutes later is when police arrived.
Manistee's Police Chief commended Dewitt and called her a hero because if it weren't for her things would've gone differently.
The three kids were 15 and younger and all were treated for minor injuries. Alyssa, whom is five months pregnant, is also doing okay.
Manistee News says that two young kids were out swimming by the pier when they began to struggle. That's when the 15-year-old got in to try and help them but then too ended up in the same situation.
Both the Manistee Police and Fire Department are reminding people the dangers of swimming in Lake Michigan which has strong currents, especially near piers.
Thank you Alyssa for your bravery!