This man noticed toes sticking out of the water, but what he did next will certainly surprise you, to say the least.
Angelo is just like every other hard-working individual. Since there are times that he needs a vacation, this 32-year-old plumber from Colorado closed up his business for a bit and set out for a weekend at Windsor Lake with his loved ones. One of their favorite things to do was spending time at the lake. However, his vacation quickly turned into a life-or-death situation.
It had started out as a nondescript day until Angelo had felt something brush against his leg after he dove into the water.
Angelo immediately kicked at the object to make it rise to the surface and that is when he realized that it was a foot, of all things, and a VERY SMALL foot to boot. Come to find out, it was the foot of a three-year-old girl! The child’s name was Sitali, and her body was as cold as ice.
Without skipping a beat, Angelo yanked the little girl out of the water. After screaming as loud as he could to get help from someone, he demanded to know who the baby was and how she had been left alone to wade in the deep water. Sitali seemed lifeless, and her skin was turning blue. Angelo administered CPR to the young girl with the help of two off-duty nurses.
“I’m coming to let her know that I love her, and she’s a part of my family now,” he said.
The media is hailing Angelo as a hero, but he takes a much more humble approach, simply saying that he was just at the right place and the right time.
“As I told the little girl’s mom when I saw the baby’s toes, that became my baby.”
Because of Angelo’s intervention, Sitali is expected to recover in full. Because the three-year-old was not wearing a life vest while out in the lake, she was at risk of drowning. When she fell into the water, that was exactly what happened.
Now, Angelo is seeking to help other families that cannot afford life vests, and so he is raising money to help poor families be able to afford them so another potential tragedy like this will not happen to someone else.
CBS Denver reported that Angelo’s actions were met with a marvelous response. Here is what some people had to say regarding this man spotting toes sticking out of the water:
“May God protect him. Clever guy, he realized that it is necessary to solve the problem in a complex.”
“F***’s sake, people. When you take children to the water, you have to have eyes on them constantly. I have a twelve-year-old that still keeps me terrified because he has no fear of life’s real dangers. We take it for granted. They still have no clue.”
What do you think about his actions?