The road to becoming a supermodel is tough: You’re expected to have Barbie-doll looks, a charming personality, and a fiercely devoted social media following. If you’re lucky, the perfect opportunity may fall right in front of you.
This, as it turned out, was the case for newly-minted heroes, Ethan Turnbull and Bennett Jonas. The models were skateboarding through Central Park when they noticed a group of teenage boys had fallen through the ice. Said teens, who ranged from 15- to 16- years old, were talking a selfie on the frozen pond. Bad idea, kids.
Jonas, 23, hopped in the water to pull the boys out, passing each one to Turnbull, 24, who then dragged them to shore. Both male models took to Instagram to share their perspective of the event.
@ethanturnbull and I tonight went out to Skateboard around Central Park. Passing a frozen lake we saw a group of 6 kids go though the ice. We ran over and immediately we're put in the toughest situation I think We will have to go through. 6 kids screaming for help being pulled down by each other, soaking backpacks and huge jackets. I had to make a decision to get in the middle of that or watch them drown. When I got about waist deep two of the kids jumped on top of me and pulled me under. I had to pick them both up and throw them to Ethan. I then grabbed a ladder and pulled the next 2 in. Behind them were two lifeless bodies that I knew I couldn't get too. I swam out and grabbed the last two guys and was able to get them to shore and keep them alive. I feel humbled and grateful that God called me to be there tonight, I'm still shaking and am completely shook by what I experienced, but I'm alive and so are 6 other kids who got very lucky tonight.
To quote Turnbull’s Instagram caption, “Right place right time.”
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