8-Year-Old Boy Rescues 5 People From The Sea In Two Days

September 17, 2017

An 8-year-old boy rescued five people from a rough stretch of coastline in New Quay, Wales, in the span of just 48 hours.

boy saves people from sea
Photo credit: SWNS

Steffan Williams was out kayaking when he spotted three tourists huddled on a rock. He fetched his rubber dinghy and then towed the trio back to the shore.

Just two days later he spotted two teenagers stuck on the same rock, frantically whistling and waving to catch his attention.

boy kayak saves people from sea
Photo credit: SWNS / Steffan with his dad

Stefan lives in an area popular with tourists. He often paddles close to the shore on his kayak as his mom supervises from the beach.

Steffan hopes to join the lifeboat crews just like his dad when he turns 17.

Proud dad Huw, said: "He's really confident on the water – he loves to go out on his kayak."

"His big ambition is to be on a lifeboat crew. The first time, with the elderly woman and the teenagers, he could've stood up in the water, it would've been up to his neck.

"The second time was much more serious. The two boys were staying in the holiday park – that's what tends to happen, people walk to town across the beach and don't realize the tide is coming back.

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