Teen with broken leg saves drowning man

A Florida teen with a broken leg jumped into a Marco Island lake to try and save his friend and a drowning man, according to video from WBBH.

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A Florida teen with a broken leg jumped into a Marco Island lake to try and save his friend and a drowning man, according to video from WBBH.

Witnesses described a frightening scene with two people calling desperately for help while drowning in a lake.

With dozens of people around and no one else jumping in, 13-year-old Logan Gross took matters into his own hands - even with a broken leg.

"Everyone was just sitting there doing nothing," Gross said. "I jumped in and swam and just started swimming as fast as I could."

Gross was able to grab his friend, Tyler Melton, wrapping his arms around him and swimming him back to land.

"I was holding him like this on his chest. I just started kicking as fast as I could," the 13-year-old said.

Afterward, Gross jumped back in the lake to save the 61-year old from Connecticut, but rescuers ordered him out of the water. The man died.

"I could've saved his life," Gross said. "I was not scared at all."

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