While Paying Final Respects to His Grandmother, This Young Man Sees a Life in Danger and Jumps to the Rescue

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Goodbye at Brighton

The family had decided to say goodbye to their grandmother in Brighton, a wealthy suburb of Melbourne that has numerous beautiful beaches. Soemawinata and his relatives agreed that the area’s Brighton Pier was a fitting place to scatter his grandmother’s ashes into Port Phillip Bay.

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A Blustery Day

The family planned to meet on August 15th for a small, personal ceremony. But the weather was not agreeable on this day. Gale-force winds were tearing their way through the city and the surrounding state. They had no way to escape it. The weather seemed to emulate their moods, though, and they decided to go through with their plan.

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