16 Year Old Seen Swimming Across Montgomery River Speaks Out
It's no doubt been an interesting year for the state of Alabama so far. Alabama's latest reason for making national headlines involves a minor who's become quite popular.
Recently in Montgomery, a group of white people attacked a black security guard after he seemingly tried to get members of the group to move their boat. According to a post on Twitter, "the white guys had been told to move their pontoon so the city's riverboat could park."
The result was an all-out brawl after multiple people joined in the fight to help out the lone security guard.
At some point during the brawl, there is a person seen in the video who is swimming across the river to assist.
The person has been recently identified on social media as 16-year-old Aaren of Montgomery. Makina Lashae, identified as Aaren's publicist, made a post giving an update on Aaren since the incident where it's been revealed that the guard is Aaren's co-worker.
"In the face of adversity, Aaren selflessly came to the rescue of a fellow colleague, showcasing courage beyond his years," Lashea said in a statement.
"We are immensely proud of his actions and the values he exemplifies, standing as an inspiration to us all."
Lashea posted a comment under her post containing a statement from Aaren saying,
In a separate post, Lashea released a statement from Aaren's parents clarifying how supporters can send in their donations and gifts.
Social media has dubbed 16-year-old Aaren as "Black Aquaman" as the video has become widely spread on social media.