“I held her as long as I could then I closed her eyes” Sister recalls dark night on water and the family who saved her - APTN NewsAPTN News

“I held her as long as I could then I closed her eyes” Sister recalls dark night on water and the family who saved her



Larissa Burnouf
APTN National News

20 years ago, Ashley Petit suffered through an accident that she will never forget.

She lost a family member during a boating accident.

“I held her for as long as I could and I closed her eyes and I kissed her and then … I let her go,” said Petit.

The boat Petit she and her family were travelling in capsized and all were thrown into the water.

After spending time in the chilly, choppy waters, a boat came along and hauled her out of the water – giving her a second chance at life.

Years later, Petit went looking for them – and found them.

“It was so surreal because without them I wouldn’t know what it would be like to be a mom,” said Petit.

lburnouf@aptn.ca

 

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