A couple of weeks ago, two young boys, and a group of about nine adults who swam out to rescue them, were caught in the rip current at Panama City Beach, FL after the beach’s lifeguards had left for the day. Derek and Jessica Simmons came up with the idea to start a human chain in hopes of reaching the swimmers, and pulling them in. The chain started with a group of five people and eventually grew to about 40 people. They would swim out to the distressed swimmers and pull them back to the chain one by one. The chain was anchored by people on shore who would pull them back to safety. A police report estimates the swimmers were stuck about 70 yards away from the shoreline. See the whole story and cool pictures of the random act heroes in action!