Stacey & Mike's Happy News: Camper Rescues Swimmer Who Went Under

A hiking trip for a group of friends in New Brunswick this past weekend turned into a dramatic rescue, and resulted in an off-duty police officer stepping up as a hero.

Officer Bruce Lake and his wife were camping when they came across a group of swimmers and it appeared one of the swimmers was in trouble, while holding onto a rock.

Initially, the group said they were fine, but after a closer look, the young woman in the water was showing signs of exhaustion and Bruce then realized the gravity of the situation.

He describes himself as a “mediocre” swimmer and said he realized the water was quite deep once he jumped in, and had no idea where the swimmer was.

He spread out his arms and brushed against her further down in the water.

Bruce said he knows fully well that it “could have ended a lot worse” but is thankful everyone was safe. He and his friends stayed with the young woman for a while to check on her, and after words of gratitude, the two groups parted.

Thanks to Bill in Salem for sharing this story about an everyday hero. If you come across a story for Happy News please DM our fb page.

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