Corrections officer saves boy trapped in SC lazy river


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WSPA) — A Pennsylvania corrections officer is being praised for saving a boy from drowning. 

In March, Shaun Skursky was vacationing with his family in Myrtle Beach when he heard a cry for help. 

Two boys were playing in a lazy river when one of them got stuck in a pipe. 

Skursky dived into the water and gave the boy air for eight minutes until first responders were able to free him.

“I had no time to think at all. I saw two boys in the water. I heard someone screaming for help and I just jumped in the pool. I guess it’s part of our DNA as first responders and corrections officers. It’s what we do. Get the job done and then think about it later,” Skursky said.

Myrtle Beach officials recognized Skursky earlier this month. 

Skursky was flown to South Carolina to receive an award for saving the boyโ€™s life.

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