Family uses selfie-stick to save them from rip tide

Video Shows Teen Swept to Sea Clinging to Selfie Stick
See, not all selfie-sticks are bad.

Derrick Johns and his 16-year-old daughter, Erynn, of Texas were swimming with their selfie-stick when at a Nantucket beach when they were pulled into a rip current.

The GoPro camera was attached to the selfie-stick and recorded the whole incident. In the video, you could see both Derrick and Erynn struggling to get out of the current when they held on tight to the selfie-stick that was used to pull them out.

Luckily, Erynn was able to swim to the beach and a few good Samaritans helped her father out of the water to safety.

So next time you going to the beach, bring the selfie-stick. You never know when you might need it!

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