Thanks Hazel and Jules.
Shannon Strang's mum heard people clapping on the beach, then her daughter came up to her and said: ‘Mum, I just saved a wee lady from drowning. A heroic 12-year-old holiday hero turned down her offer of a €5 reward after saving the life of a drowning pensioner.
Shannon Strang was swimming with her rubber ring in Majorca when she saw the old lady in trouble in deep water with waves crashing over her head. Despite being frightened of the waves and going out of her depth, she swam out to the pensioner, took off her ring and put it over the lady’s head.
Then she pushed her back to shore, reports the Daily Record. Shannon was swimming in her rubber ring when she saw an elderly lady in trouble. Shannon said: “I was scared but I had to help her. I felt really brave afterwards. “The lady was very grateful and offered me money but I said I didn’t need it.”
Shannon held the lady's head up and helped her back to shore. Shannon, of Falkirk, saved the lady at the resort of Alcudia last Wednesday while on holiday with her parents, brother and sister. Mum Amanda, 39, said: “She was out of her depth and worried about the waves but she got to the shallows and helped the woman out. “I heard people clapping on the beach. Then Shannon came up to me and said, ‘Mum, I just saved a wee lady from drowning.’ “She said she didn’t need the five euros. All that mattered was that the woman was safe.” Shannon and Amanda hope her example will encourage more kids to learn to swim. “I’m glad I had my swimming skills,” the youngster said. “You never know when you might need them.”
Well done young lady, Brian