Model and Former OSU Lacrosse Player Bennett Jonas Saves Seven Kids' Lives in Central Park

By TJ Neer on February 21, 2017 at 9:52 pm
23-year-old Bennett Jonas

Bennett Jonas, a 23-year-old model from San Clemente, Calif. and a former OSU lacrosse midfielder, jumped in a frozen lake to help when the ice cracked while seven people were trying to take a photo.

Jonas and his friend, Australian model Ethan Turnbull, 24, were skateboarding in Central Park when they saw the ice crack and decided to jump in and help. According to Jonas, he jumped in the lake and helped pull out the seven kids who were struggling to get back onto land, with the help of Turnbull on the shore.

The Fire Department of New York arrived shortly thereafter, but the two models had already pulled all seven children ashore to safety. 

"I was in the park for a reason tonight," he said. "I could have been anywhere right now, but I was 100 yards away, from kids who were drowning."

Jonas played lacrosse for the Buckeyes for a few months as a freshman before transferring, and, later, becoming a professional handsome person.

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