By Andrea Medeiros
Waves crash in at Narragansett Beach as swimmers remember the horrific scene they saw here yesterday.
"Yeah, it was very awful. I've lived here in Southern Rhode Island my whole life and I've never seen anything like that and the surf really was high," sayz Marianna Richardson.
Marianna Richardson says the waves were at least a foot higher than this yesterday when she saw 53 year old Linda Iasimone almost drown.
Two men rushed in to where she was flailing her arms and pulled her out.
"Thank goodness they did and of course they're heroes. Anybody would have done it. It was wonderful they pulled her out," she adds.
They were already giving Iasimone CPR here on the beach when fire crews arrived around 530 Sunday night.
"You know I cant say enough about people who take the initiative to perform CPR on somebody they dont know. It's just easy to watch," says Lt. Scott Mclaughlin, of the Narragansett Fire Department.
One of the good samaritans is an off duty woonsocket firefighter. We reached out to him but he didnt wan't to go on camera.
Swimmer Marianna says those people put their own lives at risk to rescue Iasimone.
"The waves were just coming and coming and coming and for somebody who's not an experienced swimmer there wasnt much time to recover by the way," she says.
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