Heroic Brother and Sister Took Action

(RightIsRight.co) – Proving that not only adults can be heroes, two teenage students jumped into action to rescue children trapped inside an overturned school bus during a heavy snowstorm in Madison, Wisconsin.

The incident took place in Dane County, near Roxbury around 4 p.m. early this week, along County Highway V. According to Dane County Dispatch, the bus carrying young students slid off the highway due to the intense snowstorm.

Despite the chaotic situation, 13-year-old Ryder and his 14-year-old sister Shelby Falkenstein managed to assist the children in safely evacuating the bus, which had begun to emanate smoke.

Ryder described the traumatic experience to WMTV, “I hear the bus driver scream and say, ‘Oh no.’ I look up, I see swerving like we were moving back and forth. All of a sudden, we were turning and then we fell. I was a little nauseous.”

Ryder remained composed while seeing smoke inside the bus and recognized the need to act quickly. Despite initial difficulty, he successfully opened the emergency hatch on the bus roof and started helping other students to get them safe.

“I started just pulling kids out. I got like four kids out of the bus. And then we just walked over to the road,” he said.

Shelby, Ryder’s sister, demonstrated quick thinking by promptly calling 911 for assistance. Also, she emphasized the importance of being calm during crises to help others easily.

Although the exact number of students aboard the bus remains unclear, Sauk City Fire and EMS went to the scene and reported only minor injuries.

The incident unfolded during a severe snowstorm that struck the Midwest. The storm brought significant snowfall to northern Wisconsin with rеports of up to 10 inches of accumulation in certain areas.

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