Mississippi Teen Saves 3 Teens & a Police Officer from the River by Saving Their Lives


A brave Mississippi teenager saved four lives when a car crashed into the I-10 boat launch.

Authorities TelledWLOX13 was a vehicle that contained three teenage girls. It went into the Pascagoula River approximately 20 feet from its shore, before it began to sink.

Corion Evans, sixteen years old, told WLOX that he tossed his shirt, shoes, and phone in the air and jumped in.

“I was just like, ‘I can’t let none of these folks die. They need to get out the water’. So, I just started getting them,”WOLX was informed by him. “I wasn’t even thinking about nothing else.”

Evans, a high school student, told WOLX he’s been swimming since he was about 3 years old and used his skills to keep the girls above water and swim with them at the same time.

Officer Gary Mercer from Moss Point Police swam to his aid, but he started to drown.

“I turned around. I see the police officer,”Evans said so to WOLX. “He’s drowning. He’s going underwater, drowning, saying, ‘Help!’ So, I went over there. I went and I grabbed the police officer and I’m like swimming him back.”

WLOX released Chief Brandon Ashley’s statement. “The police department and I commend Mr. Evans’s bravery and selflessness he displayed by risking his own safety to help people in danger. If Mr. Evans had not assisted, it could have possibly turned out tragically instead of all occupants rescued safely.”

Cora Watson, one of the victims, expressed her gratitude on Facebook by saying Evans “saved my life right before my last breath.”

Following the incident, Officer Mercer and the three girls were brought to the hospital.

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