During the Fourth of July weekend, a vehicle went off a boat ramp and into the Mississippi River, killing a 16-year-old kid who happened to be nearby.
A car with three females on board crashed into a river near Moss Point at about 2:30 a.m.
It drifted away from the shoreline by approximately 20 feet before starting to sink.
Following her GPS, “the driver of that car said she was unaware that she had driven into the water,” Moss Point Police Department reported in a statement.
In the blink of an eye, Corion Evans hurried over to the sinking automobile, stripped off his clothes and shoes, threw away his phone, and dove right in. He could hear the three people in the vehicle pleading for aid.
On the other hand, the high school student has all of the necessary abilities to do so. He’s been swimming since he was three, so he didn’t hesitate.
Then, I thought to myself, “I can’t allow any of these people to die.” “They have to get out of the water,” he told WLOX. In other words, I’ve just received my first shipment. “There was nothing else on my mind at the time.”
A friend of Corion, Karon “KJ” Bradley, also stepped in to assist the females’ in climbing on top of the car.
While swimming with the group, Corion described his efforts as “trying to keep them above water while also swimming with them.”
The courageous adolescent was already in the water when Gary Mercer arrived at the scene.
She panicked and caused a man to drink some water as she was rescuing him from the ocean.
“I looked back. The cop is right there. He’s in trouble. He’s drowning and pleading for help as he goes beneath the water. Corion remembered.
‘Since you asked, I went over.’ Once I got there, I grabbed the cop and swam him back to my car until I could walk again.”
After the event, a hospital was called to treat Mercer and the three daughters. However, all four of them are doing OK.
“I had to swim for twenty-five yards to get there. The next day, my legs were so sore, “he moaned. The water may have contained anything, though. In any case, I wasn’t pondering it.
Congratulations to Corion from the Moss Point Chief of Police, Brandon Ashley.
“The police department and I salute Mr Evans for his courage and selflessness in putting his personal safety at risk to save those in peril,” he said in a statement.
“It may have ended terribly if Mr Evans hadn’t helped,” one survivor said.
Corion received a certificate of honour from Moss Point municipal authorities for his brave act. Mercer was also honoured for his “bravery in the rescue” at the same ceremony.
It’s a relief to Corion’s mother, Marquita Evans, to know everyone is safe, and she lauds her son’s bravery.
Despite his heroic efforts to rescue others, he remained unharmed.
Because he wasn’t only thinking about himself, Corion made me proud.” He was making an effort to remove as many individuals as possible from the water.
Cora Watson, one of the victims, came to Facebook to praise Corion’s efforts.
It was “just before my last breath,” she claimed, that this guy saved her life. It’s hard to put into words how grateful I am for him.