Hero Officer Puts Life At Risk To Save Drowning 8-Year-Old

Hero Officer Puts Life At Risk To Save Drowning 8-Year-Old

One woman, a Vermont state trooper, did not hesitate even for a second when it came to rescuing an 8-year-old girl drowning in an icy body of water.

The word “hero” gets thrown around far too often today. People, for some reason, will describe an athlete, a vainglorious actor or a morally bankrupt, power-hungry politician as a “hero.” In those and most other instances, the term most certainly does not apply. 

However, there are a few frequent occasions when someone exhibits such courage, bravery and fearlessness that “hero” is the best and only way to describe them. Michelle Archer is the definition of a hero.

She jumped into an icy pond to save an 8-year-old girl who was drowning. 

“There wasn’t a whole lot of thinking,” Michelle said. “It was just, you know, jumping into action.”

The water when Michelle jumped in was only 40 degrees. However, at the time of her heroic actions, Michelle states that she didn’t even notice the cold water. It’s clear that her only concern was saving the child’s life.

“It’s kind of interesting,” Michelle said. “On scene, I didn’t remember it being cold, but, you know, as you watch the video, I’m sure that people noticed that my breathing changed.” 

After reaching the child, Michelle grabbed her and pulled her out of the water and onto the shore. Michelle admits that she did not think the young woman was going to make it. 

But then something miraculous happened.

The young woman started making noises. It was a loud cry, a moaning sound. The little girl did survive the scary situation. 

Praise God for Michelle’s heroic actions! She saved that young woman’s life and didn’t twice before jumping into a near-freezing pond to pull her to safety. 

There are still heroes in society, and Michelle Archer is one of them. 

John 15:13 “Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.”

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