• Teens save children from rip current while on spring break in Florida

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - A couple of Michigan teens saved two children from strong currents while in Florida on spring break.

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    Alex Byrd, 16, and Tyler Brueck, 17, were on Melbourne Beach boogie boarding when they heard a child yell, “Help me,” and noticed a boy and girl struggling in strong currents floating by, WFLA reported

    Byrd grabbed the boy and Brueck swam with the girl around the rip current and back to shore, where a lifeguard met up with them, WFLA reported

    "I was just trying to use the waves to propel me forward and when I could stand, I just carried her out," Brueck told WJBK. "She was traumatized. She was breathing but wasn't saying anything."

    The boys don’t consider themselves heroes.

    “Anyone would have tried to help them in that situation,” Byrd told WFLA.

    Both of the children were frightened but OK, WJBK reported

    “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." Brueck told WFLA.

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