Some people really need to learn when to say “thank you.”
Just take the two teens who were rescued in Peterborough, Ont. last week. On Thursday, an onlooker spotted the boys standing on an ice floe that was drifting further out into the frigid waters of the Otonabee River. Concerned, he immediately called 911 and a dispatcher sent out a team to rescue them.
Considering that a hydro dam and rapid currents were only about 300 metres downstream, you’d think the boys would be relieved and grateful that someone just saved them from almost certain death. But from these kids, that 911 call was returned with a loud-mouthed “f–k off,” according to The Peterborough Examiner.
Kids these days, amirite?
The teens were speaking to a crowd that was beginning to form near the river’s shore. Soon, media crews arrived, and when the cameras came out, the pair started striking poses on the ice. Even when emergency crews arrived in an inflatable boat, the teens could be heard saying they don’t want to be rescued.
Thankfully, the crews were persistent, and the boys did get into the boat. It’s unclear exactly what they were doing in the river to begin with, but one of them was carrying a notebook with the word “energy” on its cover. The teens were later warned not to do the same thing again, and were released without being charged.
Not surprisingly, the teens were not from the Peterborough area. You can check out the rescue in the video above.