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Lawyer saves surfers

Lawyer saves surfers

An American lawyer has showed Kelly Slater-like prowess to use his surfboard to save drowning surfers.The Herald Tribune reports that Saratosa surfer (try saying that 10 times) and criminal…

An American lawyer has showed Kelly Slater-like prowess to use his surfboard to save drowning surfers.

The Herald Tribune reports that Saratosa surfer (try saying that 10 times) and criminal defence attorney Stephen Walker was on holiday in El Salvador last month when he saw a group of locals struggling in the surf.

Walker was hanging on the shore with his buddy, fellow attorney Morgan Bentley, when they noticed the struggling swimmers.

"Of all the people watching, no one moved except Stephen," said Bentley. "He jumped up, grabbed his board, told me to go get the hotel staff for help, and took off down the beach right into the rip current. Like an elevator, the current sent him off shore towards the guys, both of whom had now fallen off their boards. One's head was bobbing under and up while his friend tried to keep his head above water. Meanwhile they were now almost one half mile off shore."

Wow, Walker sounds like a true American legal hero, like Arnie Becker, or Matlock, except that he is athletic.

By now, quite a crowd had gathered to watch the drama, and like a scene from a Hollywood movie set in El Salvador, the noble lawyerly Saratosa surfer managed to save both guys and their surfboards and get to shore with the locals chanting "Esteban heroe!" (Stephen hero).

Folklaw loves the surf, preferably watching from the shore with a legal thriller or Lawyers Weekly under the arm, and we can only concur with the locals chanting "Esteban heroe" as Walker came back to shore.

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