I saw him and his wheelchair go into the water: Man rescues 93-year-old priest

A Chicago mariner put his lifesaving training to the test by rescuing a 93-year-old retired priest who had fallen in the water while watching the Air and Water Show Saturday.

40-year-old Brian Wiles was on a boat at Monroe Harbor when the accident happene. He jumped into the water and held the 93-year-old man in a rescue hold until fellow sailors threw down life vests.

Wiles calmed down the man until fire rescue arrived.

A year ago, Wiles took a captain’s training course which included lifesaving techniques.

The 93-year-old is fine.

Wiles suffered a broken finger during the rescue.

 

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