Gator Attack Rescuer: 'The Water All Around Us Was Red'

Joshua Helwig was canoeing on a Florida river when he heard Rachael Lilienthal's screams.
1:17 | 08/11/15

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I just had this overall sense that we have to help parent get her to shore. It's a feeling now imprinted on Joshua held wade the nineteen year old in his girlfriend Isabella had just continued past the bridge on the waiter with high island Saturday when they heard cries for help. As almost instinct think we've heard. When we heard it we knew we had to go over there and we. He soon found a couple with their adult daughter and her boyfriend all in kayaks trying to assist a woman in the water. I look. Down and that's when I saw. That do water all around us was just read. 37 year old Rollins College Spanish professor Rachel Lilith all had just been attacked by an alligator in shoulder deep water all they knew is that they had to get her out without flipping their own votes. It a group effort from all six Rachel was hoisted in the Joshua is can do. That's when I saw that. Her arm had been. Bitten off rev here. As fast as they could they paddled to first responders who greeted them unsure. Sitting at home with his mom to night the Florida State sophomore and eagle scout. Told us nothing could have prepared him for that experience he's just grateful he could help. I'm so glad that. All of us were there as you know the right time to help or out.

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