Lifeguard Saves Family from Waterspout

A Seagrove Beach Lifeguard saved a family when a waterspout appeared.

This photo was taken from an unknown witness

The lifeguard credited with protecting a family from a waterspout on Monday is speaking out.

Seagrove Beach Lifeguard Brad Stewart says there were dozens of people on the beach when he spotted the waterspout.

An amputee who was on the beach with his family was not able to get to shelter, so Stewart threw himself on top of the family, shielding them from the waterspout as it went directly over them.

“It was definitely scary. It was just a split second decision. And as I was laying on them I could feel the wind; it had to at least be 50 miles per hour if not more. It was just a sandstorm all over the place, it was hard to see, hard to hear, and everything was just flying all over the place,” said Stewart.

The disabled man’s daughter is now thanking Stewart for his heroic actions.

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