An Ohio lifeguard was only 20 minutes into his first day on the job when he had to put his lifesaving training to use. Jack Viglianco had just completed a five-hour orientation the day before, but he knew everything he needed to know when he saw a child waving his arms and drowning in the pool.
So the 15-year-old jumped in and pulled the four-year-old to safety. Viglianco wasn’t planning to use those new skills he learned just yet, but he became a hero before his first shift even ended.
“I was realizing that I just saved a kid's life,” he explains. “And that is something not many other people can say. Nothing my friends have ever said.”
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