Nice story, it always amazes me what the human body is capable of.
I had a similar experience when I was just a small boy - 7ish, I was fishing with my family and my mum fell in. It was deep and weedy and she would
have drowned as my dad was further down the bank. I grabbed her hand and yanked her out like an adult would pull out a child, clear up onto the bank,
a full grown woman wearing wellies and heavy, wet clothes.
My dad saw the whole thing as he was running towards us and was amazed. Adrenaline can do amazing stuff.
Mind you, I've tried to call on that strength many times since in non emergencies and no dice, it's got to be in the heat of the moment without
conscious thought I think.
It's a story that was often retold at the dinner table in our family when I was growing up, but I'd not thought about in years (I'm fifty now)
thanks for reminding me!