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Moeller student helps rescue surfer

Patrick Benson (Source: Facebook) Patrick Benson (Source: Facebook)

A Moeller high school student had some unexpected excitement while vacationing in Florida on Spring Break.

According to WPTV, senior Patrick Benson rescued a fatigued surfer caught in a rip current off of Singer Island.

Benson said he's taking the event in stride because "yes, I saved his life, but I'm not better than anyone else."

The male surfer was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

Benson played soccer at Moeller and is a lifeguard.

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