Teen Lifeguard Saves Little Boy 20 Minutes Into His Very First Shift

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Teenage lifeguard Jack Viglianco had barely gotten his bearings in his new job when he sprang into action to save a little boy from drowning.


The 15-year-old was just 20 minutes into his first shift at the Charles A. Foster pool in Lakewood, Ohio, on Thursday when he spotted a 4-year-old “bobbing up and down” in the water and yelling for help.


“I realized, ‘Oh shoot! I have to go in and save this kid,’” said Viglianco, who’d only completed his orientation the previous day.


My training kicked in and I jumped into the water,” he told WKYC-TV. “I grabbed him and pulled him out of the water and probably saved his life.”




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