Selfie stick helps save swimmers

(NECN) A family swimming at a Nantucket, Massachusetts beach captured a frightening close call with a rip tide on camera, and got back to shore safely thanks to a selfie stick.

The family, vacationing from Texas, was in the water using a GoPro when Derrick Johns and his daughter Erynn found themselves caught in the quick moving current.

Derrick Johns urged his daughter to swim as soon as he started to feel the current. The two kept fighting the fierce current, but it proved to be too much.

“It was sucking me out so hard. I was trying everything,” Erynn Johns said. “I had to swim and it kept sucking us back out.”

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