Hanna Pignato: A 19-year-old Waitress Injured After Jumping Off Pier to Save Drowning Boy

Hanna Pignato said she was at work on the rooftop deck of Joe’s Crab Shack in Daytona Beach
Posted on April 15, 2019,at 9:17 PM
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A 19-year-old waitress suffered a broken back and foot after she jumped off a Daytona Beach pier to save a child caught in a rip current.

Hanna Pignato,19,from Daytona Beach in the US state of Florida, broke bones in her back and foot after heroically jumped off a pier when she saw a young boy get into trouble.

Hanna Pignato: A 19-year-old Waitress Injured After Jumping Off Pier to Save Drowning Boy

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports,Hanna Pignato said she was at work on the rooftop deck of Joe’s Crab Shack in Daytona Beach on Saturday when she saw a group of people in a panic before 8 p.m.

'She was screaming bloody Mary, like, just screaming, like, I could just hear the fear in her eyes,' Pignato told WESH 2 News about the moment. 'And I was scared. Everybody was scared.'

Pignato leapt off the Daytona Beach Pier to save the little boy. When she dove in, however, Pignato hit a sandbar, injuring her back and foot, according to WESH. The boy was rescued and taken to a local hospital, the station reported.

The GoFundMe page trying to raise $75,000 for Pignato states that the 19-year-old service worker does not have any insurance.

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