Police Officer Hailed As Hero After Saving Elderly Man From Drowning

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Members of the public praised Corporal Greg Grell for the act of heroism he displayed on Sunday when he put his life at risk to save an elderly man from drowning.

He was returning from a fishing excursion when he was alerted of a sinking vehicle and trailer at the Shell Beach Marina.

“I heard a young lady screaming help, I was just alerted immediately, I turn back to see that a trailer was sinking along with a silver Jeep and she pointed to something in the water. I didn’t really know what it is, so I hurriedly rush to the area and saw the head of a male figure with a blue and red cap actually sinking and struggling for his life. I didn’t waste any time, I just dive in the water and I emerged near to him and I held him up.” he explained.

The corporal said that the water depth was about six to eight feet and believed the elderly man would have drowned if he had not shown up on the scene.

“I asked him if he could swim and he said no. All he said was please help me. He was actually in fear knowing that he couldn’t swim. He was trembling like he was in very much distress so I actually thought that if I wasn’t in the area something drastic would have happened to him. ” said the corporal.

He added, “He was hesitant in letting me go because you could see the fear in his eyes and he had already almost given up”

In retrospect, Grell did not deem himself as a hero but instead says he felt good about his action because he was able to help someone.

“I feel not really as a hero but I feel like I’ve done something that I am proud about today. I thank God for being there at the time so that I could actually save somebody’s life.” Grell said.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Great job officer……!! It is persons like you who should be considered a promotion for your heroic act of saving a life unlike some officers who get promotion for being an escorts & messengers for dignitaries

  2. Wasn’t he one of the officers charged with the escape of the vampire killer in swetes? Redemption!

  3. Aint GOD GOOD ….HE SENT YOU RIGHT ON TIME TO SAVE A LIFE ..

    LET GOD BE GLORIFIED ….

    GOD WILL REWARD YOU OPENLY

  4. People Will always give negative comments, but you are dealing with human beings. Keep doing good buddy, +767 strong.

  5. This is really a great story of an Antiguan saving the people of Antigua. It is time to place Antiguan citizens as the #1 priority.

  6. You gave “ Protect & Serve “
    Renewed meaning . Thanks for your service sir . May you be forever blessed . There is nothing like a good ending story , to help us over humpday .

  7. At @Antiguan Citizens Should Always Come 1st

    “This is really a great story of an Antiguan saving the people of Antigua. It is time to place Antiguan citizens as the #1 priority.”

    As apposed to what?! ..Are you saying that if the elderly gentleman that was drowning was Dominican, Jamaican, English, Australian etc that they should not be placed as #1 priority ? I really pray that nothing happens to you outside of your country and no one deems to help you because in their minds “their own people should be #1 priority!”

    This man did a good thing; the right thing that any good fellowman/fellow woman should have done for ANYONE regardless of race or destination (yes I said it like that)

    • Where were you @Antigua son, Curious and foreigner

  8. And FYI he is a “Dominican born “police officer, guess he should have only saved his own kind (smh at pure stupidity)

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