Life Savers: Guides save drowning man

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Island Adventure horse guides Alicia Wofford, Camille Felgner and Victor Gonzalez are shown on the beaches of South Padre Island, where they helped rescue a drowning man. (Staff photo by Cole Avery)

By COLE AVERY
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

Three horse guides became heroes Tuesday after saving a man from drowning.

Island Adventure horse guides Camille Felgner, Alicia Wofford and Victor Gonzalez led 21 guests on sunset horseback rides on Beach Access 5. Felgner said the quiet ride was interrupted after the group came upon three women screaming for help.

“They ran up screaming, ‘Help! Help him!’ One of them was crying hysterically,” Felgner said.

The women pointed out to a bobbing head more than 100 yards off of the beach. A man had gotten caught in the undertow and swept out into the gulf. Felgner said he was so far out he looked like a child; though, he was actually in his late 20s to early 30s.

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