Eric Hailey is being a called a hero after he answered the call for help from a caretaker who was with two 15 year old identical twins males who were in the Vancouver Washington region for some rest and relaxation.
For some strange reason, one of the 15 year old teens either jumped into the Columbia River or he may have fallen into the river by accident to have a swim.
The problem was that the current from the Columbia River was too strong for him to keep him from floating away from the shore.
The caretaker then cried for someone to rescue the teenager whose name was not released to the public. Eric then took action to dive into the Columbia River to save the teen from drowning in the cold river.
Deputies of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office managed to rescue Eric and the teenager from losing their lives in the cold Columbia River after both of them struggled to stay afloat for a period of about 20 minutes at the Marine Park.
Lesson to be learned is that the teenager will likely think twice before entering a body of water that is cold since the shock of getting chills on a human body can take its toll quickly and send the victim into a sleepy state.