So sad. I think in a situation like that, whatever you choose to do, whether it be jump in or wait for someone else to jump in, will be a spur of the moment decision, and you will probably be questioning what you did for the rest of your life.
(Original post by _music<3)
You'd think if it was a beach full of people, that someone would try and help the man, too.
If I remember rightly it's called the Bystander effect (or something like that anyway) - basically no one does anything because they think someone else will, it's a bit weird really and honestly i don't know much about it, but some high profile cases are for e.g. that case in China where a girl of about...9-12 I think, was run over in the street, bleeding etc, and no one helped her, some even stepping over her.
Anyway on topic, a truly selfless individual, worthy of praise for his actions - here's hoping that the kids always remember the sacrifice he made for them. He certainly did something that I probably wouldn't consider doing.