Renald Charles on Sunday faced every parent’s summer nightmare. A riptide snared his 10- and 13-year-old sons in the waters off Ocean City, Maryland, according to WTOPNews.
Mr. Charles did what any father would do: He tried to save them.
Michael Andrew, owner of a boat carrying tourists to shore from a parasailing trip, did what any decent person would do; so did one of his crew members: They jumped in to help Mr. Charles.
The tourists did what any moral imbecile would do: They videotaped the struggle.
The two boys survived, but now they are fatherless. Mr. Charles died trying to save his sons, while others videotaped his final desperate moments, as though they were watching a Sea World show.