- A mother took to social media to thank a farm worker for saving her daughter's life
- The young lady nearly drowned in a dam on a farm before the brave man rescued her
- Social media users dubbed him an angel and a hero and his bravery was applauded online
On 13 December, a mother, Adrie Reinecke, took to the #ImStaying Facebook group to thank a farm worker for not thinking twice about rescuing her daughter and another young man.
According to Reinecke, her daughter and a couple of friends went swimming in a dam located on a farm.
The young lady, who knows how to swim, found herself in a potentially lethal situation when one of her friends pulled her underwater.
According to Reinecke, the young man could not swim and he tried to hold onto her daughter.
The mother started off her post by writing:
"So grateful and not even sure how to thank or reward a hero who saved my daughter's life today. She and friends slipped away from my mother to swim in one of the dams on the farm. She is water safe and can swim but unfortunately one of the boys who went with and cannot swim grabbed and held unto her... pulling her underwater."
Briefly.co.za gathered Reinecke added that a farm worker, who she had identified as Shane Jaer, saw the incident and decided to help.
"Fortunately one of the farm workers, Shane Jaer, saw what was happening. Without a second thought, he assisted and rescued them. Preventing a life changing tragedy... So grateful and thankful" - she ended the post.
Social media users hailed Jaer a hero and applauded him for his bravery and quick thinking in the comment section.
Lynne Bamford Lotter said:
"What a hero. Without any thought for himself he saved two young lives."
Sandra Gavasiah commented:
"Thank you for saving the kid. God bless you."
Sylvia Barnard Theunissen wrote:
"Wow! Goosebumps all over. Thank you Angel for helping."
Colleen Thrupp added:
"Well done to the farm worker! He helped without a second thought and changed a potentially lethal situation. Two lives could have been lost. Imagine if every South African had this mind set?"
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