December 4, 2019
Pasha, you are a hero!
11-year-old athlete of the Academy of Sailing Pavel Gushchin rescued a girl who fell through the ice.
Our athlete Pavel Gushchin became a real hero. Last week, he saved two young children on the Matis Canal in St. Petersburg. A 4-year-old boy and girl walked on thin ice. The heroic deed of Paul was reported in his native school No. 509.
Pavel went home from the store and noticed on the ice in the middle of the Matisov Canal two guys: a boy and a girl of four years old. Winter in St. Petersburg had just arrived, and the water in the canal did not have time to freeze. At that moment, the thin ice of the reservoir began to crack under the little guys. A few seconds later, right before Paul's eyes, the girl fell through the chest on the ice.
“I screamed loudly and ran to the girl. He held her by the hood of his overalls and called the adults for help. After some time, people ran up and helped pull it out. In general, I believe that everyone would do that in my place, ”said Pavel.
Pavel kept the girl, who was immediately transferred to the hands of emergency doctors. The child was not seriously injured. With the second boy, too, everything is in order.
Pavel Gushchin is one of the leading athletes at the Academy of Sailing in the Optimist class. In his age group, he won at one of the stages of the “Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup ”and more than once climbed the podium.
We are proud of Pavel and will definitely mark him at the upcoming “Yachtsman of the Year of St. Petersburg” award.
Pasha, you are our hero! Thank you for your courage and determination!
We remind you of how dangerous it is to go to immature ice!
Press Service of the Academy of Sailing
290 December 4, 2019 # 9736