I'm not sure I have seen this posted on here yet.
Two thumbs up to Green. In all honesty what he did was very risky and not what we teach people to do because more often than not the rescuer can become the victim. However he should be commended for taking actions and frankly probably saving a life.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings' Donté Greene can add life saver to his resume after a chilly rescue on the American River.
The forward said he and some friends were on a boat Monday near Discovery Park. At about 7 p.m., they decided to go home.
A woman onboard was pulling up the ladder when the driver put the boat in gear, Greene said. She flew off the back, into the chilly waters.
"All I hear is somebody yelling, I hear a big splash," Greene said.
He spotted the woman, flailing, in the strong current. The boat was turning around to get her, but there were other boats in the way, Greene said.
"I honestly don't even think I was thinking -- I was just reacting," he said about jumping in after her. "I was pretty confident in my swimming abilities."
Greene dodged some boats to get to the woman, and somebody threw them a life preserver to help stay afloat.
"It was only a minute, but it felt like a lifetime. It felt like it took forever," Greene said. "Once we got to the boat and everything, I was pretty happy."
The woman didn't need medical attention afterward, though Greene said she was feeling "a little shocked."