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June 27, 2020

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

If you have to get rescued, this is the way to do it. When a family got caught in a riptide while swimming off a beach in Cornwall, UK they were saved by an unlikely rescuer. Or more accurately, by an un-clothed rescuer. You see, where they were swimming is a nude beach, and so was the woman who swam out to help them.

28-year-old Jessica Layton was sunbathing on naturist beach Pedn Vounder, near Porthcurno, when the drama happened.

She reported, "I was topless in the sea when I saw two young women struggling to swim near rocks. Another member of the family ran in to help them and she started struggling too.

"I swam towards them and thought 'oh s**t' as I realised how strong the rip current was. I was struggling myself and they were panicking, which wasn't ideal in a situation like that."

"Fortunately, I'd just put my bikini bottoms on before it happened. It's a classic - of course I was going to be topless when something like this happens!"

She said the family were really grateful for her heroic actions. As one of Jessica Layton's friends put it, "not all heroes wear capes, some of them don't even wear bikini tops."


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