Saved by my 13-year-old Son | Saving Lives At Sea – BBC

Saved by my 13-year-old Son | Saving Lives At Sea – BBC


Malvar station receives an emergency call from the Coast Guard. A worried family member has dialed 999 after two kayakers failed to return from a trip out to sea. It’s been nearly four hours since they set off. We didn’t actually know what time or at what point they got into difficulty. Were we looking for people treading water trying to stay afloat or we were looking for potentially two bodies we just did not know. We got the information that it was a father and his 13 year old son and that was a real kind of game changer for me big lump in my throat felt instantly emotional I’ve got a ten-year-old son myself. I’m not the only parent on that boat and for everybody it got very very serious very very quickly. All the crew have to go on is that the upturned kayak was last seen around four nautical miles up the coast from Moelfre just north of Dilys Island. I was in the wheelhouse taking information of the radio, Josh one of our junior crew members – I could hear him shouting at the top I’ve seen somebody. I’d looked and then I looked away, and then I looked back again but something in my – it just caught my eye without the binoculars that there was somebody on the island. The fastest way to get to the island is with the small Y class boat. As Martin and Josh approach, two figures appear. Watch yourself. Anybody ingested water? We’ve both swallowed quite a bit yeah. Anybody feeling really cold? Yeah. You got no shoes or anything on mate? No, they came off. Within minutes of talking to him you could see that both been through something really really traumatic. Wet, cold, and exhausted the boy and his father have spent over two hours exposed to the elements on the island. It was by far the most severe case of hypothermia I’ve definitely seen, yeah. Everything, shakes, the clammyness, the blue lips. Josh, ask for the chopper. We needed to get these casualties off here I need to get them to professional, medical assistance. I think the planets evacuate by helicopter. Paul and his son Joe were off the coast of Moelfre when their kayak started taking in water and capsized. We were about half a mile from Dilas, it’s obvious that was closest so I said if you straddle the boat I’ll try and kick it towards the island. After half an hour making no progress and with hypothermia sitting in they abandoned the kayak and tried to swim to the island instead. We got in the water and Joe was upset he said I think we’re going to die and I was convinced we both were at that point because of the cold. He said I think we are going to die Dad, but if we die the last thing I want to do is give you a kiss. So I gave him a kiss and I told him I loved him and we set off to swim. Waves were breaking on me and I was taking quite a lot water and obviously the sea temperature was what it was and I’d been in there for quite a long time by now. My arms were starting to fail and I was on my back, and I remember feeling that this is really warm and really peaceful and just went to sleep. I saw he was unconscious so I jumped back in the sea swam to him, carried him to that island then I gave him CPR and resusitated him. I don’t remember how I got from the side of the water up to the tower. I asked Joe how I got there and he said I put you on my back an I carried you. He was just on my shoulder so like because the rocks are about four – five foot high each one, I’d carry him up one then I just I’d just like have a little tiny rest cause it’s quite tiring, then just keep on carrying up as many as I could – then we got to shelter. Without a shadow of a doubt Joe saved my life that day. When he thought that he was looking at death the fact that he wanted to do that as a last action I think thats lovely.

100 thoughts on “Saved by my 13-year-old Son | Saving Lives At Sea – BBC

  • September 27, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    Well done boy

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    That kids disserves fast food for a week for saving his dad

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Damn, I hope everyone would be like joe but we will never know,
    What a great lad, a hero for sure

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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    I watched this episode. Showed it to my Class and eventually I was drinking my Classes tears.

    Edit – Such a brave boy.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    Wow what a son ❤️❤️❤️

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  • September 27, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    God blesses him

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  • September 27, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    They never ask religion & colour to save anybody. Please respect real heroes more than that movie's hero.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    how you know you raised a good Son I'm pretty confident he's going to make a pretty good papa himself, lately when you look on the internet or watch TV and see how many poor excuses for humans are out there this is the kind of stuff you need to get reassured there still is Heroes amongst us

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Lol

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    made me cry hearing them talk about it

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    I have maximum respect for joe! Tough little dude

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  • September 27, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    I’m not crying… you are

    Im Crying 😭

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    NOT BEING FUNNY BUT WHY EVEN PUT YOURSELF IN THAT POSITION IS KAYAKING THAT FUN ITS WORTH RISKING YOUR LIFES?? LUCKY HIS SON HAD A LOT OF HEART

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    How is it even possible for a small lad to carry a grown man on his shoulders 5ft up?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    This is so sad😭

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Not even gonna complain that this is in my recommend

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    0:51 yeah don’t need to worry as long as they’re not a kid

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:49 am
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    Im not crying your crying…

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Divine

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    Just cried for the first time in 10 years

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:46 am
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    I've been to visit that place

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    MAD RESPECT

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    Apsalutly amazing

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    What a strong boy! The power of love is really something else❤️

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    So not only the boy pull his dad out of the water, he gave him cpr and managed to drag him up onto an island. All while being exhausted and suffering from hypothermia, the boy is extremely inspiring

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    I went there, it's in the isle of wight

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Tears streaming down my kipper ….

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    2:22 mama

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    ”he saved my life.” I love this. What an amazing story

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    Who put onions near me

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    What I don't understand is how a 12 year old can carry a 6foot man out of the water and up a cliff ? But then again after Jimmy Savile I don't trust the BBC .

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    Paul has a thanos chin

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    this made me cry so much 😭 bless this family

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    This boy is a legend

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    What a little legend this kid is saving his fathers life, thank god they both made it, really emotional when they both thought they were going to die

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    They launched a boat from a boat, that was in a boat. I'm too stoned for this shit

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    And then PEOPLE SAY I DON'T WANT A CHILD DEAR I can understand those people

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    Why does this only have 100k views that kid is a life saver

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    im confused did the dad die and was resuscitated or was he just unconsious

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    It's great that they survived but where were their life jackets? This could have been easily prevented.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    Kids gonna get the most awesome birthdays and Christmas now!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    Omg this made me cry. That true bond and love and fight for survival is amazing

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    Wow, fair play lad. True Hero 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    @BBC Tell Joe He Deserves a Medal, For bravery. He carried his dad and did CPR what a good Little Man

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    …thats sad…. :/

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    Hero

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    kids a bit of a rig

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  • September 29, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    Kids a hero

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Every single time you call 911 or whatever yours is for the police, should all be the same. Because I don't want to go to this country, need to call the police and not be able to because I dialed 911 instead of 999. That is dangerous. Every country should have the same emergency number.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    Good on the son, absolute legend

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    Bedrock players: were are the foxes

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Who the hell dislikes this

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    I steal boats, I love it

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    Blue lips ?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    What s brave lad!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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    I don't know how not only did he swim to the island carrying his dad but over rock after jagged rock his feet bless him then to do CPR…having a 13 year old myself I just have no words

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    The dad that was saved is my support worker at malbank school

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    I've just sobbed watching this. That boy is so brave and the coastguard have done another amazing job. So glad the both made it out alive.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    HERO

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    "Gave him a kiss"
    Thats a bit too homosexual for me

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  • September 30, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    I thought the 13 year old would be saving them not the 13 year old being saved bc that’s why I pressed on this video

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  • September 30, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    That’s me guys thank you for the nice comments 🥰

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  • September 30, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    How could anyone dislike this!!!!?

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  • September 30, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    I hope this kid received some kind of recognition award.This was no participation award…this kid went beyond human capabilities saved his dad life all while having no shoes.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    It's crazy what our bodies can do in dangerous situations!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Royal Marines in his mentality

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Whos Joe?

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  • September 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    I feel like "lovely" doesn't quite sum it it up mate.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Well done kid u did g8t

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  • September 30, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    This generally had me in tears. What an absolutely amazing son. He deserves an award.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    Bless that boy and rescuers and the dad

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    Amazing story and what a champion of a kid

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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    Thanks to Josh the … chef!?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    respect to the boy, but the cpr part was kinda gay no?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    ´fyR€´ ^^?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    I honestly don't think he was going to fall asleep but, i think it was a near death experience..

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  • October 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    The bond between father and son is a magical one.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    What a son=)

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Wish people would say "hypothermial" rather than "hyperthermia" two different things!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:35 am
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    Just so amazing, what an incredible young man – such phenomenal strength of courage in unthinkable danger. Joe, you've made everyone proud who's watched this. Maybe we'll see you as a member of the RNLI one day! Good luck to you both x

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    what a legend

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    What a deep son-father love behind this and I guess it is by miles now father-son love. Brilliant clip!!!

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Well, did his dad die? I didn't see him or hear him, the dad say anything at the end of the video.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    Wouldn’t they be able to pull the kayak the right way up

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  • October 20, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    What a sweet boy.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    The father should be charged with all the cost of the rescue operation plus the beer for all the crew and his son from his 18th birthday on.

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  • December 7, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Holy shit that kid is an hero!

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  • December 19, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    What a good kid. What a lucky dad to have such a great kid.

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  • January 12, 2020 at 6:58 pm
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    Such a brave young man I'm so glad they both survived

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  • January 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm
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    heroes saving heroes, what's not to like.

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  • January 13, 2020 at 5:38 pm
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    😕😕😢😢

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  • January 15, 2020 at 12:27 am
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    Who's Joe

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  • January 16, 2020 at 10:20 pm
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    that kid is heroic the fact that he automatically did what he did without hesitation is amazing

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  • January 17, 2020 at 3:28 am
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    Courage decides one's fate.

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  • January 17, 2020 at 2:48 pm
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    He Carried his father? What an amazing boy! Cheers for the power of Love!

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  • January 18, 2020 at 10:12 am
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    Joe mama

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  • January 21, 2020 at 5:23 am
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    i was fine until the ”but if we die, the last thing i wanna do is give you a kiss” came. my dad’s in the Netherlands right now and watching this makes me want to hug him so tightly.

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  • January 21, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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    Joe who?

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  • January 25, 2020 at 11:37 pm
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    Dude I was crying and moping like crazy whilst watching this, am I the only one?

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  • January 29, 2020 at 9:05 pm
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    The same thing happened to me last year but not as bad

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