Brave Teen Waitress Breaks Foot Jumping Off Pier To Save 8-Year-Old Boy

A brave girl from Daytona Beach, Florida leaped off a pier to save an 8-year-old boy.

19-year-old Hanna Pignato a waitress at Joe’s Crab Shack, a beach restaurant, watched in horror on April 13, when a little boy got caught in a rip current which could have been fatal.

 

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She did not waste any time but straight away jumped in, but here it was not a normal surf she was jumping into, but a plunge of 20 feet with really shallow water.

“Right when I jumped, I was like, ‘I’m done,’” she said. “Right when I hit the bottom floor, it was maybe two feet, three feet.”

She ended up striking a sandbar, which ended in broken bones in her feet and lower back. But thankfully, another Good Samaritan reached the child before her, and straight away took the child to hospital.

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Pignato ended up needing someone to rescue her, “I was just thinking that could be my little sister I would hope someone would save,” Pignato said, “So I jumped.”

The only thing she regrets is that she didn’t judge the depth of the water correctly. “I should have walked down the pier a little bit more and done it so much better,” she said.

She says she was moved by the look of terror in the boy’s mother’s eyes, “She was screaming, and I was scared,” Pignato said. “I know what it’s like not to have my family. I did not want her to go through that. I’m just happy and grateful.”

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