Corion Evans is a solid swimmer since he was 3-year-old, and because of this proficiency, a sudden scenario tests his expertise that saves three teenage girls and a cop from drowning.
One of Evans’s friends also bravely jumped and helped the teenage girls to get out of the sunken car. “I was just like, ‘I can’t let none of these folks die. They need to get out the water,’” Evans said. water,’” Evans said.
Moss Point Police Officer Gary Mercer, also arrived at the scene and responded quickly to help the drowning teenagers. He managed to bring one person almost to the shore but then got him in trouble as the teenage girl began panicking, causing him to swallow some water.
Corion Evans also helped the police officer and rescued him, too.
“I turned around. I see the police officer,” Evans said. “He’s drowning. He’s going underwater, drowning, saying, ‘Help!” So, I went over there. I went and I grabbed the police officer and I’m like swimming him back until I feel I can walk.”
“The police department and I commend Mr. Evans’s bravery and selflessness he displayed by risking his own safety to help people in danger,” Moss Point Chief Brandon Ashley said. “If Mr. Evans had not assisted, it could have possibly turned out tragically instead of all occupants rescued safely.” The Chief added.
Both Evans and Officer Mercer were given certificates of commendation from the City of Most Point.
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