“Y’all were my angels that day,” Roberta told the couple through tears. “Y’all were my angels that day that saved my family. Without y’all, we wouldn’t be here.”
The Ursreys were at the beach with their two sons, Noah, 11, and Stephen, 8; their daughters, Haley, 18, and Bethany, 9; Roberta’s mother Barbara, 68, and their nephew Justin, 28, when the two boys began struggling in the violent rip current.
“We didn’t do this for any limelight,” Derek said. “We did it because that’s what we would want somebody to do for our family.”
All but the Ursrey’s young daughters jumped in the water to help save the little boys, but soon found themselves fighting for their own lives. Then, Jessica sprang into action. The Alabama native jumped into the water to help while her husband and a few others formed a human chain behind her to bring the family, and four other struggling swimmers, back to shore.Read more at PeopleTVwatch