Mother’s Day rescue

Dec 19, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the owner of a swim school in Hobe Sound who was honored by the Red Cross for rescuing two boys from drowning.  It was Mother’s Day.  Chrstina Gillin-Theiss was walking with friends and family at Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County.  They spotted two teenage boys being swept away from shore by a rip current.  No lifeguards were nearby.  So Christina plunged in.  She is 5-foot-2 and weighs 124-pounds.  The boys were bigger. But Christina pulled them to a jetty.  She suffered a dislocated shoulder and was taken to a hospital.  That hurts!  I know. Once I  dislocated my shoulder in the surf.  Christina and her husband Bryan Theiss own Swim With Gills – a play on her maiden name.  No one at the scene got the names of the boys.  I’m Paul Janensch.