BLAWNOX, Pa. (KDKA) – A local family has a fisherman and River Rescue to thank for saving their Labor Day — and them.
It happened in the Allegheny River near Powers Run Road in Blawnox.
Some kids, who were wearing life jackets, were swimming near a boat.
The adults in the boat thought the kids were having trouble, so they jumped in to help.
The problem is, they also began to struggle.
“So me, I panicked because the kids are panicked,” David Mosley told KDKA in an exclusive interview.
“He’s panicked and he’s drowning without a life vest, so I jumped in without a life vest, trying to bring him a life vest. And then when I got to the kids, the kids jumped on me and then I started to drown.”
A fisherman saw it all happen and called 911.
The adults and kids managed to get back into the boat.
No one was hurt.