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What some might call a miracle or divine intervention others may call pure luck, but whatever you call it, a young man is alive because of it tonight.

On Saturday August 16th at around 5:30 pm, 16 year old Antholyn Vellos along with 4 others were relaxing on a pier in Corozal Town. One of his female friends decided to take a swim and that was when Vellos realized that she was struggling under the strong waves and he jumped in to save her. He managed to rescue her, but soon found himself in the same situation and was going under the strong currents. His other male friend then jumped in to help him but things took a turn for the worse. Vellos was carried under while his friend was able to grab hold of the rocks along the sea wall. Agents from ThunderBolt charter service, which was docked nearby, saw the commotion and rushed to assist.

They managed to get Vellos's body out of the water, but he showed no signs of life. Still, they administered CPR vigorously and after 5 minutes of that, he, sort of, came back to life! There's no other way to describe it, because after showing no vital signs, he was suddenly revived. Still, he had to be hospitalized for a few days to get all the water out of his lungs. He was released from the KHMH today.

Antholyn's mother, Marie Vellos, spoke to us by phone this evening and told us that her son is in great condition that this is nothing short of a miracle. She thanked his friends and Thunderbolt agents for saving her son's life.

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What heroes. All of them. That shows such compassion and concern for others in need. Please, everybody, sign up for a first aid course that includes CPR. You never know when you may be in the position to help save a life - and surely you want the people around you to also be able to assist you if the need arises.

Sign up with the Belize Red Cross!

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