Tuesday, December 1, 2009

If you had to choose to save your wife or your child, what would you do? Painful thought

A GUY IN NEW ZEALAND LET HIS SON DROWN SO HE COULD SAVE HIS WIFE'S LIFE:


If your wife and your kid were both drowning, but you could only save ONE of them . . . which one would you choose?


--The reason I ask is because recently, a guy from New Zealand named Stacy Horton was faced with that exact decision. And he chose to save his wife, 35-year-old Vanessa, instead of their son, 13-year-old Silva. So what happened?


--On Saturday night, Vanessa was driving with Silva and his friend when she lost control of the car, and plunged into a river.


--Stacy, who was following behind them, showed up at the crash scene about two minutes later. That's when he heard Vanessa calling for help, and saw the car sinking with Silva trapped inside. So Stacy ran down to the river and dove in.


--He says, quote, "I tried to get down and get him but I couldn't. It was just too deep. And Vanessa was going under. I made a call to pull my wife to safety. I looked back and I could see the taillights but it was too far and I couldn't get him . . .


--"Instead of going down and risking my life as well as my wife and son's, I chose to take Vanessa back and sat on the shore praying. It was all I could do."


--That's right . . . Stacy let his son die in order to save his wife.


--On Sunday, divers recovered Silva's body from the bottom of the river. (AOL News)

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