While holidaying in Mozambique during the July school holidays, Justin Campbell, a thirteen year old Grade 7 pupil from Howick Prep School and his sister were out swimming in the ocean when they noticed a woman, Moira Horne, had got into difficulty in the sea after falling off a canoe and hitting her head.
Justin and Samantha Campbell immediately noticed that the woman was struggling to stay afloat and was being washed out to sea. Staying calm, the two children paddled out on their boogie boards to go to the aid of the women in distress. On reaching her they lifted her onto one of their boogie boards and swam back into shore where they were met by her husband.
On reaching safety it was discovered that Moira Horne and her husband, who were also on holiday in Mozambique, are fellow residents of Howick!
On their return to Howick, Moira Horne contacted Howick Prep School to inform them that she had been washed out to sea and had it not been for Justin’s bravery she definitely would not still be alive and that both Justin and his sister Samantha had saved her life.
Justin paid tribute to both his parents, Rob and Lisa Campbell, whom he says have taught both himself and his sister to always remain calm and never panic if they ever found themselves in distress and that this advice assisted them when going to the aid of Moira Horne.
Justin was presented with a special certificate of bravery from Howick Prep School during a recent assembly.
News supplied by Howick Preparatory School.