2 Georgia firefighters help good Samaritan rescue stranded teen during beach vacation

2 Georgia firefighters help good Samaritan rescue stranded teen during beach vacation
(Photo: Andrew Lathem / Lisa Edison via A)

FLORIDA — A Carrollton family went to Florida to enjoy a sunny Memorial Day weekend away from the stresses of working — and doing pretty much everything else — at home.

Lisa Edison watched from the shore in Panama City Beach as her two sons swam past the outermost sandbar, wading further and further into deeper waters. They thought there was one more sandbar they could reach if they continued to venture out into the ocean.

The younger brother, Tristen, eventually decided to turn back, while 13-year-old Hunter carried on, trudging further away from the sandbar’s true end.

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Edison began to worry; there was enough open water for several Jet Skis to speed between the shore and the teenager. Jered Rogers, whose family was enjoying the spot next to Edison on the beach, also took notice.