Panama City, FL –
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL (WMBB) – A former WWE star helped save the life of a child who was dragged into the Gulf of Mexico by a rip current, according to the South Walton Fire District.
Professional wrestler Al Snow, 58, said TMZ celebrity news site that he saw the boy in trouble and was able to reach him before he was dragged into deeper water.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Santa Rosa Beach.
South Walton Fire officials confirmed Snow’s account, saying a rescuer was able to get to the couple and use a flotation device to help the boy return to shore. Officials added that the lifeguard helped the boy’s mother who was distraught after the incident.
Return currents are a persistent threat on several beaches along the Gulf Coast. It is extremely difficult to return to land once caught in one of them. This is something Snow mentioned in his interview with TMZ.
“I was able to stand up,” Snow said, “and hand it over to the lifeguard and I went back to my friend and we walked up to the beach and I felt like I was about to go. ‘collapse. I was exhausted. “
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