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Couple rescues drowning children on the beach, they were not intended to visit

Amy and Jamie Griffin who saved three children from drowning in rough surf at the beach in Fort Walton, Alabama.

(Fox 6)

On a given day, you can find Jamie Griffin feed llamas and goats on his farm in Helena.

It is a long way from the beaches of Fort Walton, where, earlier this month, he and his wife, Amy, rescued three children who drowned in rough surf approximately 20 meters from the coast, under a double red flag warning.

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“He was up and down, and Amy said that he was in trouble,” Jamie Griffin said. “They were not where they needed to be. Six to eight-meter waves, it was very rough.”

“I can’t help but imagine that the parents must not have known that they had gone in the water,” Smy Griffin said.

Jamie Griffin immediately dove in and went for the boy in the problems.

“The undertow was really bad, it was pulling us back, he remembered. “On the way in, his brother, was going under and I knew I couldn’t go back. I would be paid. So, I grabbed him and made the way back.”

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While Amy took the boys, Jamie went back and got the little girl.

Here’s the thing: The Griffins ended up in Ft. Walton by a bad hotel in Panama City and they only walked that beach, because they couldn’t stand to sit in the windswept sand.

“By chance, the fate, we walk by at the right time,” Jaime Griffin said. “We are very blessed and if there is a chance to give back, then we do that.”

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