A Sunday afternoon family swim in the Red River in Clarksville, Tennessee took a scary turn when a fallen tree created a strong current. Martie Weeks was floating in the water with her three sons and some friends when her 17-year-old autistic son, Ronnie Harris was knocked over and unable to get his head above water.
Weeks was struggling to get to her son to help him, but she couldn’t reach him. Luckily, U.S. Army staff sergeant Timothy Hansen saw Harris go under and dove in to save him. The soldier got him to dry land and did chest compressions until the teen spit water out and could breathe again.
Hansen’s heroic actions gave the relieved mother a “renewed sense of humanity.” Weeks says others nearby who saw the scene unfold recorded it on their phones, but did nothing to help. So to her family, Hansen is “definitely our hero.”
"That's not an easy title to earn," says Hansen. "I'm just glad I could help."
Source: Fox News