How Far Would You Go To Save Someone? Written By Sarah V. Hayes

Posted by Sarah V. Hayes on Feb 20th 2023

How Far Would You Go To Save Someone? Written By Sarah V. Hayes

It’s funny that when detailing significant accomplishments from others, one easily resorts to research the famous, events, news and the like inside the public eye. However, it’s truly the actions we aspire to that make one famous.

What makes you jump out of bed each morning? What makes you put one foot in front of the other? What makes you compelled to do what you want to do?

Just ask 16 year-old, Corion Evans, who took a plunge in the alligator infested river to save the lives of three teenage girls.

Evans, along with his brothers, Caleb and Karon, were just hanging out in a parking area beneath a Mississippi highway, when a sedan propelled itself off a boat ramp into the Pascagoula River.

It was 2:30 in the morning when he could hear the desperate cries of three girls clinging to the roof of the car; the only part of the car that was above water. Evans quickly threw his cell phone, shirt and shoes to the ground and dove into the water.

Evans helped the first girl he saw, keeping her head above water and leading her to shore.

Just then, Police Officer Garry Mercer had arrived. He dove into the water to help another girl but, after pulling her halfway back to shore, the girl panicked and went underwater, pulling the officer down with her. Again, Evans came to the rescue and helped them come to a stand.

19 year-old, Cora Watson was still left in the water. Watson did not know how to swim. She struggled to stay afloat while gulping water. As she inhaled what she thought was her last breath, Evans had grabbed her and brought her safely back to shore.

The three girls and the officer were brought to the hospital and released.

“They’re alive”, says mother, ­Marquita Evans, because Corion ­Evans broke his curfew.

But she’s not mad, she told the Post. “He had a good reason.”

Read more about this story at Reader’s Digest.