A scuba diver in California was rescued from drowning by a group of mermaids…
While scuba diving in California this man almost died from drowning but luckily some mermaids saved him.
On the southernmost island of California’s Channel Islands, Josh Claramunt alongside his father went scuba diving on Catalina Island.
At the same time, there was a professional mermaid performer named Elle Jimenez who was teaching an advanced mermaid course with the help of a diver from Miami.
Elle said to Fox News: “This was my first time teaching the course in California,”
And on her blog, she also said: “We imagined diving in the gorgeous kelp forest in Catalina, and taking mermaid photos after my students passed the open water session of the course. In this open water session, they would show me their mermaid diving skills including their duck dives, backflips among other fun tricks, and the mermaid rescue drill,”
In the middle of that day, while the mermaids were training Elle heard someone shouting for help in deep water.
This is when Jimenez and two other mermaids went to the rescue. As they arrived, they found Josh’s father Pablo Avila completely knocked out.
Elle said: “Elaina got to the victim first where she noticed foam was coming out of the 70ish-year-old gentleman who was unconscious, Chin and I arrived at the scene about 2 seconds after when we saw Elaina giving the victim rescue breaths at the surface. That image was one I will never forget and it impacted me in a way so deeply, I know at that moment this was a real life-death situation.”
They managed to undress him from his heavy gear and every five seconds they gave him CPR.
Jimenez also said: “I noticed the other buddy, was struggling at the surface right behind them, and he was hyperventilating. I then made the decision that while Pablo was in great hands, I needed to go help the distressed diver and prevent another life-threatening situation and avoid having yet another victim,”
The mermaid’s group saved three people alongside a photographer who taped the whole thing on his camera.
“On shore, the EMT performed compressions on Pablo, who arrived without breathing and without a pulse. After what seemed forever, they finally got a pulse. This must’ve been about 20 minutes from the moment the divers surfaced to the moment Pablo got his heart beating again. They transported Pablo to a decompression chamber. The EMT credited us mermaids for saving Pablo’s life, had it not been for Elaina’s rescue breaths and the team’s effort to get everyone on shore safely, the outcome could’ve been completely different,” Jimenez said.
On the show Inside Edition, Josh and the group of mermaids met again and to this day he can’t believe that he was rescued by real-life mermaids.
He said: “It’s just been a crazy experience, and now I’m actually meeting the mermaids in the flesh.”