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Teen rescues friend who had a seizure while surfing

A teen does not think of himself as a hero, but his actions during a surfing trip clearly fit the description.

The 15-year old was surfing with a friend in Tofino’s Cox Bay. The pair had traveled there from Vancouver with family for a vacation. The two teenagers had been spending the day catching waves when things quickly turned bad. The teen’s friend did not look right – he seemed dazed.

The teen paddled over to his friend, thinking that he might be in shock or had suffered a concussion. As he paddled, he could feel the rip current pulling each of them farther away from shore. He grabbed his friend and paddled out of the current at a 45-degree angle. As they got closer to the shore, his friend collapsed. His friend was having a seizure and the teen’s actions likely saved his life.

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