A young boy has hit headlines after his heroic act saved his dad and sister following a boating accident...

Every now and then we witness something that makes us believe in miracles...

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And this next story just might be one of them.

A 7-year-old boy from Florida reportedly swam for an hour to save his father and sister from drowning...

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After getting caught by a strong current in St Johns River.

The family from Jacksonville took a boating trip to celebrate Memorial Day weekend...

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When things took a turn for the worst, resulting in Steven Proust having to ask his son to do something terrifying.

People can't quite believe what he did...

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The father said he was fishing in the river with the boat anchored in place...

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As his children, Chase, 7, and Abigail, 4, played on the boat.

​Abigail was playing in the water holding onto the boat when she lost her grip and got pulled into the current...

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Chase was also in the water, and dad Steven decided to go after her.

All three drifted further and further away: "I felt really scared," Chase said.

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Mr Poust said he wore himself out while trying to keep up with Abigail, who was wearing the only life jacket on the boat. "I told them I loved them because I wasn't sure what's going to happen," he said.

It was then that he asked Chase to swim to shore while he stayed with Abigail...

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Chase alternated between doggy-paddle and floating on his back to help him get to shore.

"The current was going the opposite way of going to the boat and the shore so it was very hard to swim that way," Chase said.

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After getting to land, he ran to the nearest house who informed the Fire and Rescue Department. They quickly rushed to their rescue and found them both floating a mile away from their boat.

"I screamed for help at the top of my lungs and waved my arms and sure enough someone heard us," Steven said.

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"Little man also made it to shore and got help and that's what saved our lives."

JFRD called for more help after reaching the boat, spokesperson Eric Prosswimmer said in a news conference.

"We had every resource we could have possibly had coming quickly and we're happy to say all three have been recovered, and all three are doing well," he said.

"We couldn't ask for a better outcome."

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