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Heroic human chain saves young boy from drowning

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Josh McQuiod is only 12 years old, and when the waves came they took him with- out into the ocean. These people heroically saved him.

My only qualm with story is my only qualm with all of these kinds of stories. Who pulls out a video camera in this instance? You don't think they might need you as part of their chain? What happens if they don't save him and you end up taping the death of a young boy? Do you REALLY want to do that?

Besides that, great job by the people actually part of the chain. You guys saved a boys life and deserve all the credit in the world. 

He was dragged 150 metres along the beach and fought for air for eight minutes.

His father said after seeing footage of his son's rescue he "couldn't believe how close he had come to you know, actually dying".

"I'd love to thank them so much for what they did, they saved my life, if it wasn't for them I'd be dead," he said.

This story was first spotted on Live Leak.

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