When my Dad was still around he made a comment one time about the city Fire Department. They were getting a pay boost at tax payer expense and he was not happy. Said they made too much. I who normally was loath to pay more taxes said "they can have that raise". I said "when some house is on fire with people I do not know inside I am NOT running in there to get them out". Those who do can have that extra money.We were at a beach in Hawaii on the eastern shore where the wind and waves were up. Eventually people came down to swim, which is a terrible idea.
Eventually we hear yelling and someone grabbing a little ring and starts running out into the ocean. Eventually we see two heads that start moving further and further out. At the time, I was doing a lot of spear diving and was perfectly at home on the water. She asks us I was planning on heading out, I have her am emphatic no, as that current is ripping and I would just make another lost body for the coast guard to look for. We were another 100y down from where the life ring was.
Someone else took off after and they were able to first save the first one, then eventually the second after a very long swim.
Even though they were kids, I was not going to leave my kids without a father due to the stupidity and lack of planning of others.
Stay safe out there kiddos.