TAMPA (WFLA) – Two Michigan teens are being called heroes after they rescued two children from rip currents while on Spring Break.
Alex Byrd, 16, and Tyler Brueck,17 were enjoying their spring break at Melbourne Beach ahead of their lacrosse camp in Port St.Lucie.
While boogie boarding the boys heard screams according to Alex’s father David. The teens heard another child yelling “help me” and sprung into action hoping to rescue a young boy and girl approximately 6 and 8 years old.
The boys were able to pull the two children out of a rip current and carry them to shore. Both kids were shaken up according to Alex’s Father but were both conscious.
A lifeguard was able to meet up with the teens and children on the beach soon after they were out of the water. The mother of the two children was tearful as she thanked and hugged Alex and Tyler. The family left the beach soon after, however, the teens never got their names or where they were from.
When asked if the boys consider themselves heroes Alex Byrd told WFLA “not really, anyone would have tried to help them in that situation.” “I can’t believe I was in the right place at the right time. It just goes to show you anyone can make an impact and help someone.” Tyler Brueck said.